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Cybersecurity notice: phishing

As we enter a new year, it is important that we continue to focus on the cybersecurity posture of Vineland Public Schools. Cybercriminals and bad actors target our sense of service and giving to achieve their goals. We have recently seen increased Phishing activity and need to raise awareness of this threat to our organization.  You are the first line of defense in securing the Vineland Public Schools.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.

"Phishing" is the most common type of cyber-attack that affects organizations like ours. Phishing attacks can take many forms, but they all share a common goal – getting you to share sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card information, or bank account details. Although we maintain controls to help protect our networks and computers from cyber threats, we rely on you to be our first line of defense.

What to Look for:

Vineland Public Schools will never:

  • Ask you for your login credentials via email.
  • Ask you for donations, or purchase of items, outside of the formal procurement process via email (e.g. gift cards).
  • Ask for Personally Identifiable Information of Students or Staff via email.

If you see something that seems wrong, say something!

To Contact IT regarding suspicious emails, please forward the email of concern to phishing@vineland.org