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Computer Security Library Lunch and Learn Wednesday, January 21, 2004 Bill Vilberg Agenda Introduction (short) Security Concepts (a few) Demonstrations Internet Connection Firewall Windows Update Office update Symantec Anti-Virus Spybox Search & Destroy Who is Bill Vilberg?

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computer security

Computer Security

Library Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Bill Vilberg

agenda
Agenda
  • Introduction (short)
  • Security Concepts (a few)
  • Demonstrations
    • Internet Connection Firewall
    • Windows Update
    • Office update
    • Symantec Anti-Virus
    • Spybox Search & Destroy
who is bill vilberg
Who is Bill Vilberg?
  • Instructional Advancement Center
  • Mission: Encourage and support the faculty in appropriate uses of technology to enhance instruction.
  • bill.vilberg@miami.edu
  • 305-284-3949 (work)
  • 786-218-3052 (cell); 305-255-9138 (home)
  • (iac.help@miami.edu)
session details
Session Details
  • Restrooms
  • Cell phones
  • Early departures
    • Second helpings
  • Web site: www.snurl.com/LibLNL2003
    • Slides
    • Handout
    • Recorded Presentation
disclaimer
Disclaimer
  • I am not a lawyer
  • I am not a doctor
  • I am not trained on computer security
    • I read
    • I try
    • I keep learning
security concepts

Security Concepts

What are we talking about?

what is the problem
What is the problem?
  • Nasty programs running on your computer
    • Erase/alter files on your computer
    • Attack (DoS) other computers
    • Infect other computers
    • Send your files back to someone
    • Send e-mail from your computer
    • Capture your keystrokes and send them back
how to they get there
How to they get there?
  • Sharing disks
    • Boot track
    • Opening infected documents
  • E-mail
    • Viewing infected HTML
    • Opening Trojan horses
    • Opening infected documents
  • Internet
    • Direct attacks
what can you do
What can you do?
  • Be careful
  • Lock down your system/applications
  • Apply security patches
  • Run special software
    • Antivirus
    • Anti-spy-ware
    • Anti-SPAM
    • Firewall
my suggestions

My suggestions

www.snurl.com/mysecurity

questions

Questions

Any questions before the demos?

internet connection firewall

Internet Connection Firewall

(Windows XP Pro)

Turn it on: Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connection > Advanced tab >

windows update

Windows Update

Manually apply critical updates from

IE > Tools > Windows Update

or http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

Automate in XP from Control Panel > System > Automated Updates

office update

Office Update

Apply critical updates from

http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/

symantec antivirus

Symantec Antivirus

www.miami.edu/download

Site licensed at UM for personal (non-UM computer) use

Automate updates with File > Schedule Updates

spybot search destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy

www.safer-networking.org (Free)

and/or ad-aware from www.ad-aware.com

computer security18

Computer Security

Bill Vilberg

bill.vilberg@miami.edu

www.snurl.com/liblnl2003