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Basic Computer Security. CAUTION. CAUTION. CAUTI. CAUTION. CAUTION. Laura Heilman Sarah Nutt The EITS Office of Information Security. CAU. Personally Identifiable Information. Secure Your Machine Install, run and maintain anti-virus and anti-malware software

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laura heilman sarah nutt the eits office of information security

Basic Computer Security

CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTI

CAUTION

CAUTION

Laura Heilman

Sarah Nutt

The EITS Office of Information Security

CAU

slide2

Personally

Identifiable

Information

slide5

Secure Your Machine

  • Install, run and maintain anti-virus and anti-malware software
  • Use your software firewall
  • Keep your computer up-to-date
  • Use a screen lockout
  • Lock your door while away
slide6

WORD

PASS

slide7

Password Cracker Facts

Programs process 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) guesses per secondper character.

Upper case letters 26

Lower case letters 26

Numbers (0-9) 10

+ Symbols 32

Approximately 100 possible combinations per character.

5 characters = (100 x 100 x 100 x 100 x 100) or 10 billion combinations

(10 seconds to guess)

8 characters = 115 days

10 characters = 3,000 years

11 characters = 316,887,646,154,128 years!

slide9

Encryption

  • SendFiles – encrypted file storage and transmission
  • Outlook email encryption
  • TrueCrypt – open source encryption software
  • VPN and ArchPass
  • MS Office Documents
slide11

Common elements of phishing – Top 10

Phishing emails have certain elements that you can train yourself to watch out for:

Authoritative language/ jargon

Threats – usually of loss of service or access

A deadline

Poor spelling and bad grammar

Requests for personal information or account details

A generic greeting

The “reply to” and “from” addresses do not match

Links to click /attachments to open

From senders you do not know

About services you do not subscribe to or participate in

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Search

!

N

INTERNET

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Online Safety

  • Keep browser up-to-date
  • Extensions/Add-ons
  • Don’t click or go to suspicious sites
  • HTTPS
  • Avoid downloading malware infested toolbars
  • Scan downloads with anti-virus software before installing or opening
  • Clear your Java cache
slide15

Housekeeping

  • Uninstall unused programs
  • Temp file cleaners and Registry cleaners
  • Disable unnecessary start-up programs
  • Disk Defragmenter
slide17

Data Handling and Removal

  • Dispose of data that is no longer needed
  • Proper disposal of physical documents
  • Retention schedules
  • Redundant files
  • Secure data removal tool
slide19

Back Up Data

  • Where to back up
    • Hard-copy vs. cloud
    • In-house vs. 3rd party
  • Make a back up schedule
  • Encrypt your back ups
slide20

Know your data

  • Secure your environment
  • Use strong passwords
  • Use encryption
  • Avoid phishing Scams
  • Browse Safely
  • Do your Housekeeping
  • Data Handling & Removal
  • Backups
questions
Questions

Questions?

CAUTION

CAUTION

CAUTI

CAUTION

CAUTION

CAU

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