Welcome to Information Services Department
Information Services provides infrastructure and services to keep the gears of business and educational operations turning. In addition, the department ensures that it stays ahead of the business and educational needs by planning for upgrades that are way ahead of projected demands. A major source for funding for technological infrastructure upgrades come from federal programs like E-RATE or Title I. Other sources of funding come from bond measures approved by the voters to help the school district keep up with needs and requirements of the fast-changing technological landscape.
Reporting Phishing Emails
Everyone at the District is encouraged to report suspicious emails that are designed to scam someone of their money, identity, or anything worth selling in the dark web. We generally refer to such emails as phishing emails.
The general practice for reporting phishing emails have been to forward such mails to email@example.com. Well, today you have more options. The easiest way to report such emails is to click the Phish Alert Report button within the Outlook program. It looks like this:
If you are using the web version of Outlook, you'll find the Phish Alert V2 menu item as follows:
From the email in question, click the link represented by the three dots (see #1 below).
A menu will show. From the menu, select Phish Alert V2 (below).
That's all to it!
Another Government Organization Hit by Ransomware [posted:20 Dec 2019]
Just recently, the City of Galt was hit by ransomware, following on the heels of the City of New Orleans cyber attack which occurred just the week before. We are taking preventive measures here at SUSD to protect our systems, yet we all must remain vigilant of suspicious emails. Unfortunately, school districts are also a major target, this is the new norm.
The good news for us is we are following best practices for our users through the use of new technology and cyber security training that began early this year. In an effort to continue to protect SUSD’s network, we will share more cyber security training come 2020. So please keep your eyes open.
As always, when you aren't sure about an email, don't hesitate to send it to abuseDL@stocktonusd.net. Soon we will have a button added to Outlook email to make spam/phishing reporting much easier.
Below is a brief 3-minute video about phishing/scams and how to deal with them. As always, if you are in doubt about what you are seeing in your email or computer, contact helpdesk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.