Upcoming SharePoint page changes

kcowaKCIT is making changes to Outlook Web Access/OWA (https//owa.kingcounty.gov) and the Office 365/SharePoint Online logon pages to help you identify potential cyberattacks and reduce security incidents. The new OWA logon page will have the King County logo and the Office 365/SharePoint Online logon page will have the King County logo and a scenic King County photo. This change will take place Feb. 22.

 

owa2Many cyberattacks use fake portals that look like “typical” Microsoft portals (see below) which convince users that it’s ok to type in the username and password. By changing out the photo and adding the King County logo to brand the pages, employees will more easily identify the secure King County site. As of Feb. 22, you should see this change. If you see your old welcome screen, send an alert to the Helpdesk because it could be a phishing attempt.

Apart from the visuals, these changes will have no effect on the sites or how users login to SharePoint or Office 365.