WHO AM I? firstname.lastname@example.org C programmer 12+ years 1984 - Started building computers 1992 - 18 years – Internet development Wireless System Engineer Trainer / Speaker 10+ years ( Member NSA/NT)
WHO AM I? email@example.com 1998 – Started Worlds of Wonder - Graphic design – PPT - Multimedia - Video / FLASH development - Webpages – E-commerce – Database Design 2008 – Worlds of Wonder Publishing - Book Publishing - Video Production - Email Marketing
Introductions Your Name Experience Level Learn What? Ever Burned?
What did Your first grade teacher tell you? The only dumb question is one you do not ask!
Agenda Getting Started • Protection • Secure yourself! • Recognizing Scams
Secure Your Interface: • Firewalls • Port Monitors • Content Filters • Anti-virus Software Doesn't Find Everything • Sandboxes • Preventing Rogue Security Software Scams
General Safety Rules Never click on a link in an email Do not click an alert that pops up Always keep your virus protection up-to-date Keep your operating system updates current It if sounds to good to be true… Always verify! HTTPS:// SSL Certificateshttp://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html
Auction Fraud • Ask questions. • Review the seller's feedback. • Be cautious (outside the US) . • Understand refund, return, & warranty policies. • Determine the shipping charges before you buy. • Be wary of wire transfers or cash. • Escrow: ensure it is legitimate. • Consider insuring your item. • Be cautious of unsolicited offers.
Counterfeit Cashier's Check • Figures and words match? • The account number is not shiny in appearance. • Is signature is traced? • Generally perforated on at least one side. • Inspect the check for alterations. • Contact the financial institution • Do not trust phone #. • Be cautious when dealing outside the US.
Credit Card Fraud Ensure a site is. Don't trust claims to be secure. reputable source. Reconcile credit card statements Research the individual or company. Do not give credit card to unsolicited emails.
DHL/UPS Use of DHL or UPS logos in any email Payment before delivery. DHL and UPS does not collect payments Transactions are only for shipping costs Contact DHL or UPS to confirm
Escrow Services Do not click on a link provided. A legitimate website will be unique Requests payment to an "agent", Only accept wire transfers or e-currency. Spelling errors, grammar problems Escrow fees that are unreasonably low
Identity Theft Is website secure. Is business or website legitimate. Attempt to obtain a physical address Never throw away statements in usable form. Be aware of missed bills Be cautious with your personal information. Unless you make the call don’t give CC info Monitor your credit statements Report unauthorized transactions Review credit report at least once a year.
Phishing/Spoofing Be suspicious of any unsolicited email. Avoid filling out forms in email messages. Always compare the link in the email. Log on to the official website Contact the actual business
Spam Don't open spam. Delete it unread. Never respond to spam Have a primary and secondary email address Avoid giving out your email address Do not purchase through an unsolicited email. Do not put your email address on web site Can Spam Act of 2003