Short description:

Over 2,500 IT users of a company (internal and external employees) are to be enabled via a simple mechanism to send phishing-suspicious emails to a dedicated IT security mailbox via a button on the Outlook Standard Ribbon. On the one hand, this option is intended to relieve users of complex procedures for reporting possible IT security incidents, and on the other hand, to specifically reduce the general threat posed by phishing.


The request will be processed using an addin for MS Office 2016. The required extension will be created as a VSTO component using Visual Studio 2019. PTA is responsible for the technical conception and implementation as well as possible further developments of the component.

Technical description:

For forwarding emails suspected to be phishing to a dedicated mail address, an addin for MS Outlook was created, which appears prominently as a button in Outlook standard ribbons.