Cyberstalking and safety tips for social networks

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Cyberstalking and safety tips for social networks

  1. 1. Be secure, be aware.Be Security Aware. Cyberstalking and Safety Tips for Social Networks B A H R A I N S E P T E M B E R 1 3 TH, 2 0 1 2 Salah Khalifa @albinjassim Security Empowerment Consultant
  2. 2. AGENDAAGENDA •Social Media •Cyberstalking •Social Media Safety Tips •QA.
  3. 3. SOCIAL MEDIASOCIAL MEDIA• Social media is fun.• Even though the service is free, theres the hidden cost of your privacy.• While social networking sites may feel like an invitation-only gathering of friends, its not necessarily a closed and safe universe.• The impulse to share has caused many of us to unintentionally expose ourselves in ways that can compromise our safety and security.• Cyber stalking ..
  4. 4. CYBERSTALKINGCYBERSTALKINGWhat is cyberstalking?• It is technology-based “attack” on one person who has been targeted specifically for that attack for reasons of anger, revenge or control.
  5. 5. CYBERSTALKINGCYBERSTALKING CAN TAKE MANY FORMS• Harassment, embarrassment and humiliation of the victim• Harassing family, friends and employers to isolate the victim• Scare tactics to instill fear and more.
  6. 6. CYBERSTALKING CYBERSTALKING IS NOT IDENTITY THEFT• An identity thief, has a very specific goal in mind — financial gain.• Identity thieves are unconcerned by the consequences of their behavior on the victim’s life,• The actions of a cyberstalker are deliberate and focused on the consequences to the victim.
  7. 7. CYBERSTALKINGEFFECTS OF BEING CYBERSTALKED?• Angry• Annoyed• Anxious• Helpless• Depressed• Hopeless• Feelings of uncertainty and unpredictability• Trouble sleeping and concentrating• Weight instabilities (losing or gaining)• Loss of personal safety and security
  8. 8. SOCIAL NETWORKING SAFETY TIPSSocial Networking Safety Tips•How do I Know You•No Such Thing as Private•Review Before Posting•X Marks the Spot•A Little Bird Told Me•How Old Are You Now?•Separate Work and Family•Its Your Fault If Its Default•You Play, You Pay...in Loss of Privacy

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