TechDocUSA.com 9 The Big Picture We equate Internet security to Medieval days. There is no Internet army to stop an attack on you. You are on your own. To protect yourself you must build a castle and a really big moat around it.
TechDocUSA.com 10 The real issues Internet Router DSL, Cable or T1 NAT NAT & PORTS Software Firewall OS Vulnerabilities & Upgrades Virus & Email Protection NAT, PORTS & more Firewall Pests, Trojans Physical Security
TechDocUSA.com 11 Lets break down the pieces DSL or cable modem Router & Firewall OS upgrades & vulnerabilities Antivirus software Pest, Trojan horse and malware software Physical security
TechDocUSA.com 12 DSL or Cable Modem This is your Broadband, ISP, Cable provider or Satellite dish hookup Essentially, this is your high speed bandwidth connectivity to the internet. If you have dial-up (phone line), then you will not likely have a router or physical firewall. You will depend on software protection.
TechDocUSA.com 13 Router Splits up a single user on a DSL/Cable modem to into multiple users. Often serves as a firewall device. A commercial router, like a CISCO, provides many more capabilities.
TechDocUSA.com 14 Firewall A firewall has several uses. Primarily it is used to stop intrusion. It can be a software program on your pc or it can be a hardware device. Hardware firewalls protect more effectively than most of the low end software packages.
TechDocUSA.com 15 Software Firewalls Norton internet security (virus & firewall) (popular & suitable) McAfee (good web site) Trendmicro (great site too) BlackIce (technical, but also good) ZoneAlarm Pro4, or free (ZAP4: my personal choice for most protection and detailed control).
TechDocUSA.com 16 A worm is a program that can run independently and can propagate a fully working version of itself to other machines. It is derived from the word tapeworm, a parasitic organism that lives inside a host and uses its resources to maintain itself. A virus is a piece of code that adds itself to other programs, including operating systems. It cannot run independentlyit requires that its host program be run to activate it. As such, it has an analog to biological viruses those viruses are not considered alive in the usual sense; instead, they invade host cells and corrupt them, causing them to produce new viruses. Source: Technical Report CSD-TR-933*, Eugene H. Spafford, Department of Computer Sciences Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA 47907-2004, email@example.com, http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/homes/spaf/tech-reps/933.pdf Whats the difference between a Worm and a Virus?
TechDocUSA.com 20 Security & Spam Keep a special email address that is only given out for business, important or personal communications. Other address for surfing and informational contact. Never open an email with no subject. Never use the preview mode of any email client. Never put your email address on a web page or the Internet. #1 way your email is harvested.
TechDocUSA.com 21 Serious Links FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center: http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp FTC Spam: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/spam/index.html If you dont want resist getting your emails harvested: http://www.spamabuse.org/content_DontWantYourEmai lAddressHarvested.htm
TechDocUSA.com 22 Windows Updates Microsoft issues vulnerabilities Some hackers try to exploit these before the anti-virus companies can provide protection Therefore, you need to keep using the update icon that appears on your pc. Start/windows update
TechDocUSA.com 24 Securing a small office DSL-CABLE ROUTER HUB Internet NAT Port & Ping Nothing? Anti-virus Firewall Softw Pest Softw Hardware Firewall
TechDocUSA.com 25 TechDocUSA Prescription Internet Physical Security Windows Updates – updated daily Anti-virus software – updated 2x daily Anti-spyware (multiple programs)–2 x daily Popup management – continuous Firewall – at least hardware, preferably both. Browser hijack management
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