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1 Cyber Security Awareness Day October 17, 2013

2 Welcome Dr. Amanda Lee Vice President of Instructional Services

3 Session 1 Are You Protected? Mark Grover & Garrett Baltezegar CFCC Instructors

4 Why are we here?  Awareness  Definition: a. Knowledge or perception of a situation or fact b. Concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development  Knowledge  Resources:

5 Topics  Terminology  Passwords  Malware  Wireless  How do I protect myself?

6 Topics  Terminology  Passwords  Malware  Wireless  How do I protect myself?

7 Terminology  Threat  An event or object that may defeat security resulting in a loss.  Vulnerability  A weakness that allows a threat to bypass security  Malware  Any program intended to cause harm.  Virus  Performs annoying or destructive activities – requires user intervention to activate.

8 Terminology  Worm  Takes advantage of vulnerabilities to enter a computer – does NOT require user interaction to spread.  Trojan  Program advertised to do one thing but does something else.  Hacker  A person that illegally breaks into, or attempts to break into, a computer system.  Phishing  s that attempt to trick users into surrendering private information or visit malicious websites.

9 Topics  Terminology  Passwords  Malware  Wireless  How do I protect myself?

10 Passwords Weak Passwords:  Found in Dictionary  Too Short  Contain Personal Information  Reused multiple times  Not Changed

11 Passwords  Which password is better?  Xp4!e%  Thisisaverylongpassword  Length ALWAYS trumps complexity 

12 Passwords  Any password that can be memorized is a weak password.  Solution? Use a PASSPHRASE  NEVER share your password with anyone.

13 Topics  Terminology  Passwords  Malware  Wireless  How do I protect myself?

14 Malware  Can you recognize Malware?  Can you recognize a Phishing attack?  Demonstration

15 Topics  Terminology  Passwords  Malware  Wireless  How do I protect myself?

16 Wireless  Routers  Use STRONG passwords to lock down the device  Disable Remote Management  Use STRONG wireless security options  Use WPA2 instead of WEP  Bluetooth  Turn OFF if not actively in use

17 Topics  Terminology  Passwords  Malware  Wireless  How do I protect myself?

18 How do I protect myself?  Keep your Operating System up to date  Install and update your AntiVirus solution  Install and update a Malware scanning solution  Recognize Phishing Scams  Use STRONG Passwords  Backup Important files

19 Session 2 Topics in Information Security Zachary Mitcham Chief Information Security Officer University of North Carolina Wilmington

20 Cyber Security Awareness Day October 17, 2013

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