Email Impersonation Security
Why We Need Email Impersonation Security
Cyber criminals are finding new ways to exploit applications, systems, or tools to send malicious messages from email addresses you trust such as @nyu.edu. The Email Impersonation Security service adds a stronger layer of security to help keep your information and NYU’s network safe from cyber criminals.
Sent an email that was flagged?
Email messages or notifications may be flagged as a security risk in NYU Email (Gmail) if the application, system, or tool is not registered with NYU. See below for instructions to register.
Why do we need stronger email security?
Cybercriminals are now posing as NYU community members and using unsecure applications, systems, and tools to send emails or notifications from legitimate email addresses because we're all more likely to open an email or click on a link if it looks like it came from someone we know.
Security breaches are tied to this kind of phishing.
If an email or notification doesn’t meet NYU IT’s security standard it will be flagged as a risk with text added to the subject line [Failed NYU Email Security Check], see image right. If you receive a message with this banner, please submit a flagged email report.
This list of commonly used, registered, and approved applications, systems, or tools do not require any action on your part. These are ready to use: Benefits Resource Center (ADP), Email Direct (Emma), NYU Google Services, NYU Brightspace, NYU ServiceLink, PeopleSync (Workday), and Surveys (Qualtrics).