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  1. Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Computers & Devices Safe Phillip Schneider Information Services Librarian Gail Borden Public Library District

  2. What is a Virus • Antivirus Software • Web Browsers • Passwords • Safe Internet Use • Upgrading/Updating • Backup Agenda

  3. Searching through ads What is a Virus

  4. A malicious set of code meant to harm you and your computer Types of Viruses Basic Virus E-mail viruses Spyware Trojan Horses Worms What is a Virus?

  5. Viruses can… Record your keyboard strokes Break/Damage your computer Hold your files hostage Use your processing power Steal/copy your files Steal other important information such as passwords, credit card numbers, etc. What Can a Virus Do?

  6. Searching through ads Antivirus Software

  7. Free Antivirus Defender (built into windows 8 and up) Avast AVG Panda Security Paid Antivirus Kaspersky BitDefender Plus Norton McAfee Antivirus Software (Windows)

  8. Free Antivirus Defender (built into windows 8 and up) Avast AVG Panda Security Paid Antivirus Kaspersky BitDefender Plus Norton McAfee Antivirus Software (Windows) Add best for mac Add comparision from free to paid

  9. Secondary Defense Malwarebytes Spybot Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Fire Wall Window Firewall Kaspersky/Norton firewall ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Comodo Firewall(free) Tiny Wall (in addition to Windows firewall free) Antivirus Software (Windows)

  10. Secondary Defense Malwarebytes Spybot Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Fire Wall Window Firewall Kaspersky/Norton firewall ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Comodo Firewall(free) Tiny Wall (in addition to Windows firewall free) Antivirus Software (Windows) Add best for mac Add comparision from free to paid

  11. Show how to configure Windows Firewall Show how to configure Mac OSX firewall Antivirus Software (Windows)

  12. Searching through ads Web Browsers

  13. Safest Browsers Google Chrome Fire Fox Windows Edge/Safari (Mac only) Opera Browser Extensions for Privacy Ghostery Adblocker Plus ScriptSafe/NoScript Disconnect Web Browsers

  14. Complete Privacy • Purchase a VPN (Virtual Private Network) • Encrypts your internet Data • Private web browsing, downloading, and uploading • Can not be tracked VPNs • NordVPN • Hotspot Shield Elite • Spotflux Premium VPN • Express VPN • Typical cost $5-$15 per month Web Browsers

  15. Searching through ads Passwords

  16. Create a Strong Password Use a minimum of 8 characters Use a long string of words Add numbers, symbols (IE: !@#$), upper and lowercase letters Examples Thi$wou!dbeGood Dogs&cAtsrocK! 2Fast2cAtch!? Passwords

  17. Best Password Practices Never use the same password for multiple accounts Write down passwords do not save them on your computer For highest security never let your browser save your password Passwords

  18. Searching through ads Safe Internet Use

  19. Question before proceeding Is this a well know site? Have I used this site safely before? Does this site make me feel uncomfortable? Is this site asking for things I don’t want to share? Do I have a reason to trust this site? Safe Internet Use

  20. Use Safe Practices • Only download from the companies website • Do not click on popups • Do not give private information unless you are making a purchase from a trusted site. • Use Paypal for the most secure transactions • Use http://www.scamadviser.com/ to check online retailers Safe Internet Use

  21. Safe Internet Use

  22. Email Only open mail from known email addresses If your friend’s email sounds strange they were likely hacked Only download or click on links from trusted emails Use a complicated Password to protect your email If an email asks for personal information delete it If an email seems sketchy google the text to see if it is a scam. Safe Internet Use

  23. Email Get emails alerts and check on latest Scams • https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts Safe Internet Use

  24. Safe Internet Use

  25. Searching through ads Upgrading/Updating

  26. Upgrading a current computer Avoid using unsupported Operating system (example: Windows XP) When possible upgrade to the newest operating system available for your device Always update your operating system, apps, and programs. This will keep your computer as secure as possible. Set your computer to automatically update to keep up to date easily. Upgrading/Updating

  27. Searching through ads Backup

  28. Cloud Storage Backup Google Drive iCloud Drop Box One Drive Amazon Cloud Drive

  29. Physical Back up Backup up important files to an external Hard drive or large Flash drive often (manually) Windows backup and restore Android/iOS backup Periodically create restore points (Windows) Paid backup Nova Backup Acronis Backup Genie Backup Backup

  30. Physical Back up Backup up important files to an external Hard drive or large Flash drive often (manually) Windows backup and restore Android/iOS backup Periodically create restore points (Windows) Paid backup Nova Backup Acronis Backup Genie Backup Backup add in physical back up brands Add in comparison Add in size estimates Cloud vs physical Programs vs manually Company vs do it yourself

  31. THANKS FOR COMING! Questions?