Keeping Your Personal Info Safe  It’s All About Minimizing Risk
Welcome!      Chris Schroeder, CISM,      Lowe’s Companies, Inc.      Ken Robey, CISSP      Security in Focus, Inc.       ...
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aLearn how to protect your personal data wherever you go.              NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confident...
Today’s Roadmap to Protecting Your Data● Avoid “scammers”● Learn wireless network basics● Picking passwords    Creation  ...
6 Rules to Avoid Scammers1. Don’t share personal info with anyone who calls you to ask for it.2. Don’t share passwords.3. ...
Wireless Network Basics                     4 Ways to Protect                   Yourself from Network                     ...
1                Wireless Network BasicsRenaming your default SSID    • By default, the wireless access point’s SSID will ...
2        Wireless Network BasicsPreventing SSID broadcasting  ● Turn off SSID broadcasting on your wireless access point  ...
Wireless Network Basics    3  Usingencryption   • Utilizing encryption ensures that someone cannot start a     network ana...
4                       Wireless Network Basics Enablingpasswordprotection• By default, wireless access points do not requ...
Creating and Protecting PasswordsDo Your                        ● While servers tend to have passwords                    ...
Passing the Password Test      Length                                                Characters                Alpha      ...
Password Protection• Use a Password Safe to  securely store your  passwords   •   LastPass.com   •   Passwordsafe.sourcefo...
What is Your Backup Plan?   Sooner or later, you                                             You MUST backup    will lose ...
Backups• Ensure the backups are encrypted• Use a cloud based backup for off-site, $5.00/month              NPower Charlott...
Protecting Your Personal Data on the Street            NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Di...
Protecting Your Personal Data    What’s wrong with       this ATM?            NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Co...
Protecting Your Personal Data                                   A card reader is placed                                   ...
Protecting Your Personal Data  Anything wrong here?            NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | No...
Protecting Your Personal Data                                      The pamphlet holder                                    ...
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Chris Schroeder, vice president of information security with Lowe's Companies, Inc., presents tips and advice on protecting your personal information online as part of the Project Ignite series of forums.

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Personal Data Security

  1. 1. Keeping Your Personal Info Safe It’s All About Minimizing Risk
  2. 2. Welcome! Chris Schroeder, CISM, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Ken Robey, CISSP Security in Focus, Inc. NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 2
  3. 3. NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 3
  4. 4. aLearn how to protect your personal data wherever you go. NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 4
  5. 5. Today’s Roadmap to Protecting Your Data● Avoid “scammers”● Learn wireless network basics● Picking passwords  Creation  Protection● Backing up your data● Q&A NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 5
  6. 6. 6 Rules to Avoid Scammers1. Don’t share personal info with anyone who calls you to ask for it.2. Don’t share passwords.3. Treat unexpected emails suspiciously.4. Don’t respond to company emails requesting personal info.5. Confirm the identity of anyone asking for personal info.6. ALWAYS follow the correct procedure; don’t make exceptions. NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 6
  7. 7. Wireless Network Basics 4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Network Attackers 4 1 Enabling Renaming your password default SSID protection 2 3 Preventing SSID Using broadcasting encryption NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 7
  8. 8. 1 Wireless Network BasicsRenaming your default SSID • By default, the wireless access point’s SSID will typically be some form of a the manufacturer’s name example, Linksys wireless access points have SSIDs of “Linksys”. • Renaming the default SSID is the first step to hardening a wireless network from attacks. NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 8
  9. 9. 2 Wireless Network BasicsPreventing SSID broadcasting ● Turn off SSID broadcasting on your wireless access point NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 9
  10. 10. Wireless Network Basics 3 Usingencryption • Utilizing encryption ensures that someone cannot start a network analyzer and easily view all of the data you have transmitted to and/or received from the wireless access point. • Common wireless security specifications include, from weakest to strongest: • WEP (Bad) • WPA (Better) • WPA2 (Best) NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 10
  11. 11. 4 Wireless Network Basics Enablingpasswordprotection• By default, wireless access points do not require a password; the default to published admin password. Leaving your network open allows for unauthorized access.• Secure your network by requiring a password and changing the default administrative password. **Password Hint** The longer and more complex the hard to crack. NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 11
  12. 12. Creating and Protecting PasswordsDo Your ● While servers tend to have passwords on accounts, did you know that mostPasswords workstations do not?Pass the ● We all believe our systems have passwords – have you ever checkedTest? every system? ● Do you have strong passwords? ● Do you know what is a strong password? NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 12
  13. 13. Passing the Password Test Length Characters Alpha The longer the Numeric better Casing Special Example: Alpha, Numeric and Casing (16 Characters Long) ‘Passw0rdPassw0rd’47,672,401,706,823,533,450,263,330,816 (47 octillion combinations) 53,493,822,905,617 53 trillion years to crack NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 13
  14. 14. Password Protection• Use a Password Safe to securely store your passwords • LastPass.com • Passwordsafe.sourceforge.net • Keypass.info• Do not use the same password on every site/system • If one is compromised, so are the others NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 14
  15. 15. What is Your Backup Plan? Sooner or later, you You MUST backup will lose your data your data Hard-drive will crash Back up regularly Computer gets stolen Back up on-site Building burns down Back up off-site Phone lost/stolen NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 15
  16. 16. Backups• Ensure the backups are encrypted• Use a cloud based backup for off-site, $5.00/month NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 16
  17. 17. Protecting Your Personal Data on the Street NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 17
  18. 18. Protecting Your Personal Data What’s wrong with this ATM? NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 18
  19. 19. Protecting Your Personal Data A card reader is placed over the original! NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 19
  20. 20. Protecting Your Personal Data Anything wrong here? NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 20
  21. 21. Protecting Your Personal Data The pamphlet holder has a camera! NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 21
  22. 22. Questions?NPower Charlotte Region | Proprietary and Confidential | Not for Distribution 22
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