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Free Phish Alert Add-In For Outlook To Debut

Button for reporting suspicious emails to the security team works with Microsoft's email software.

You can school users over and over on what to do and not to do with suspicious emails, but that doesn't mean they always take the proper action. A new free add-in for Microsoft Outlook aims to simplify some of that process for enterprises for reporting a suspicious email.

Security awareness training firm KnowBe4 this month will roll out the freebie Phish Alert button add-in for Outlook in the first quarter of 2016. "The moment a user sees [an email] that is a red flag, they just click on the Phish Alert button and that allows the security team to pick it up," says Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4. That eliminates any confusion of whether to delete or forward the message in question, or to call the help desk, he says.

Sjouwerman says phishing remains a major problem in the enterprise: 67% of malware infections come via email and 63% via Web attacks. 

Image source: KnowBe4
Image source: KnowBe4

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User Rank: Black Belt
11/3/2015 | 11:17:43 AM
Re: Time to exposure measured in seconds...
Worst case scenario - but wouldn't that still be preferable to Russian cybercriminals stealing your data or locking out everyone with ransomware?
User Rank: Strategist
11/2/2015 | 3:45:18 PM
Time to exposure measured in seconds...
So, how long before someone accidentally hits the button (or the keyboard shortcut) and accidentally forwards unpublished profit results, passwords, or juicy personnel details to the security team?
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