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SB161 Reports a suspected phishing email

Reporting phishing emails notifies IT or security teams that employees are being targeted by cyber attackers. Employees who report phishing emails reduce organisation's information security risk by ensuring that appropriately trained people can take steps to minimise the harm the potential cybercriminals can do.

Why is it important?

Reporting a suspected phishing email reduces the risk of you and everyone around you falling for a phishing attack.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

Data Leak

Data Leak

A data leak is when data is accidentally or intentionally disclosed to unauthorised people.

Account Compromise

Account Compromise

Account compromise happens when unauthorised people access them.

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