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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

Library Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Bill Vilberg


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Agenda

  • Introduction (short)

  • Security Concepts (a few)

  • Demonstrations

    • Internet Connection Firewall

    • Windows Update

    • Office update

    • Symantec Anti-Virus

    • Spybox Search & Destroy


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Who is Bill Vilberg?

  • Instructional Advancement Center

  • Mission: Encourage and support the faculty in appropriate uses of technology to enhance instruction.

  • [email protected]

  • 305-284-3949 (work)

  • 786-218-3052 (cell); 305-255-9138 (home)

  • ([email protected])


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Session Details

  • Restrooms

  • Cell phones

  • Early departures

    • Second helpings

  • Web site: www.snurl.com/LibLNL2003

    • Slides

    • Handout

    • Recorded Presentation


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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


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Security Concepts

What are we talking about?


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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


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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


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What can you do?

  • Be careful

  • Lock down your system/applications

  • Apply security patches

  • Run special software

    • Antivirus

    • Anti-spy-ware

    • Anti-SPAM

    • Firewall


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My suggestions

www.snurl.com/mysecurity


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Questions

Any questions before the demos?



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Internet Connection Firewall

(Windows XP Pro)

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


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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


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Office Update

Apply critical updates from

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


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Symantec Antivirus

www.miami.edu/download

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

Automate updates with File > Schedule Updates


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Spybot Search & Destroy

www.safer-networking.org (Free)

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


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Computer Security

Bill Vilberg

[email protected]

www.snurl.com/liblnl2003


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