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Security Awareness. Course Objectives. Lesson 1: Are you the weakest link? Lesson 2: Password Security & Safety Lesson 3: Workstation Security Lesson 4: Physical Security Lesson 5: Internet & E-mail Security Lesson 6: Acts. Lesson 1: Are you the Weakest Link?.

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security awareness

Security Awareness

Georgia Southern University Security Awareness

course objectives

Course Objectives

Lesson 1: Are you the weakest link?

Lesson 2: Password Security & Safety

Lesson 3: Workstation Security

Lesson 4: Physical Security

Lesson 5: Internet & E-mail Security

Lesson 6: Acts

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Lesson 1:

Are you the Weakest Link?

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Even the most advanced security efforts can be defeated by old-fashioned manipulation of users and exploitation of users with excessive access.

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Be Careful Who You Trust

Social Engineering plays on the human desire to trust and help others.

Hackers use social engineering to manipulate the natural human tendency to trust.

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what should i watch for
What Should I Watch For?
  • Rushing
  • Flattery or flirtation
  • Name dropping
  • Requesting confidential information
  • Intimidation

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what should i do
What Should I Do?
  • Slow down
  • Don’t give anyone your password
  • Ask questions and be suspicious

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What Should I Do?
  • Don’t give out information you don’t own – bump the request to your supervisor
  • Report to IT-Service support person

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lesson 2
Lesson 2:
  • Password Safety & Security

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what could someone do if they had your password
What Could Someone Do If They Had Your Password?
  • Send threatening e-mail on your behalf
  • Access Web sites on which you have enabled one-click ordering and purchase items with your credit card

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What Could Someone Do If They Had Your Password?
  • Manipulate documents you have stored on your computer, or other central file servers you have permission to access
  • Connect to GSU e-mail servers and spam others
  • Gain access to GSU network and attack others on your behalf

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choose a secure password
Choose a Secure Password
  • Easy to remember
  • Don’t have to write it down
  • Can be typed quickly
  • Mix of random letters, digits, etc

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Choose a Secure Password
  • Xms25thoD
  • Ihomdf5y

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gsu password requirements
GSU Password Requirements
  • Your password MUST:
  • Consist of 6 char. or more
  • Contain 3 of 4 categories

Uppercase/lowercase

Numbers/special characters

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password safety
Password Safety
  • Never share your password with anyone
  • There are other methods of granting access to data and systems if there is a legitimate need

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Password Safety
  • Don’t record your passwords any place they could be vulnerable
  • Change your password based on the system requirement
  • If you suspect a password compromise, change it immediately

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treat your password like your signature
Treat Your Password Like Your Signature
  • Your password is the major form of protection for your computer account and the University resources that you have permission to access

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lesson 3
Lesson 3:
  • Workstation Security

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be caution about what you install
Be Caution About What You Install
  • Is it worth the risk?
  • Every time you install a new program, you expose yourself to security holes that are inherent in that program.

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Be Caution About What You Install
  • Installers can include additional invisible applications, commonly referred to as spyware
  • Spyware gathers information about the user and relays it to advertisers

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lesson 4
Lesson 4:
  • Physical Security

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7 easy things to do
7 Easy Things to Do
  • Every time you leave your workstation, lock your computer or log out
  • Lock your office door or cabinets at the end of the day

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7 Easy Things to Do
  • Lock your laptop in your desk or cabinet
  • Store work-related documents on a server
  • Backup your data regularly

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7 Easy Things to Do
  • Follow a “clear desk” policy
  • Retrieve your documents from printers, copy and fax machines

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lesson 5
Lesson 5:
  • Internet, Web, and E-mail Security

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Always Be Suspicious
  • Attachments could contain a virus
  • Opening an attachment or clicking of a link could trigger a virus download

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key point
Key Point
  • If you don’t know what is it or where it came from, don’t open or click on it!

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reporting security threats
Reporting Security Threats
  • Report suspected abuse of GSU computing resources to IT Services
  • Report SPAM to IT Services

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Reporting Security Threats
  • Be sure to preserve all evidence and details of the incident
  • Don’t delete or move the message from your inbox

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double check yourself
Double-check Yourself!
  • Don’t send messages to more recipients than necessary
  • Make sure messages are addressed correctly before you hit send

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lesson 6
Lesson 6
  • Acts

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digital millennium copyright act
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Extends federal copyright law to protect works from unauthorized electronic reproduction and distribution

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violations of dmca
Violations of DMCA
  • Receiving an e-mail with copyrighted information and forwarding it to others
  • Making copies of music you have downloaded using your computers CD drive
  • Downloading copyrighted materials from other user’s computers

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ferpa
FERPA
  • Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act: The Buckley Amendment
  • Rules regarding student records

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hippa
HIPPA
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Medical records
  • Information disclosure

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summary key points
Summary – Key Points

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what you can do
What You Can Do
  • Choose a secure password
  • Keep applications and OS current
  • Be cautious about what you install
  • Secure your computer
  • Secure your work space

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resources
Resources
  • For general questions or comments
  • Contact IT Services Help Desk

912-681-5429 or www.services.georgiasouthern.edu

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You are the Key to Security!

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