Michael Sauers & Diane Wells
Nebraska Library Commission
NCompass Live – 8 April 2009
It’s all about
                                                             balance




http://www.flickr.com/photos/17149...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/80672516@N00/501791705/
General strategies
 Don’t allow booting from anything but the hard drive
 (this is set in the BIOS)

 Set a BIOS passwor...
Patch
Tuesday
Reduce
Temptation




             http://www.flickr.com/photos/42921300@N00/618480797/
Passwords
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/31557656@N06/3303542092/
Passwords: from good to great
       Size does matter
       Case sensitivity
       Numbers
       Punctuation & Symb...
Firefox secure password generator




https://addons.mozilla.org/e
n-US/firefox/addon/135
Password Strategy
 “I don’t like changing my passwords”
  =
  IDLCMPW

 For Amazon use:
  AIDLCMPWZ

 For Facebook use:...
Locking
                                                       down the
                                                  ...
Windows Steady State
 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfa
 mily/sharedaccess/default.mspx

 Lock profiles
 ...
Non-free options
 Deep Freeze
  http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp

 Centurion Guard
  http://www.centuriontech...
Can they run as
   admin if I have
     Steady State
        installed?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/34...
Anti-Virus
Free options
 ClamWin (Free, OpenSource, no real-time)
 http://www.clamwin.com/

 AVG Free (Free for “home”)
 http://fre...
Running
                                                          software like
                                          ...
Anti-Phishing
Browser Privacy
 Zero the history
 Zero the cache
 Turn off password memory
Any Questions?
 Michael Sauers
 Technology Innovation Librarian
 msauers@nlc.state.ne.us

 Diane Wells
 Computer Support...
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NCompass Live: Setting Up Your Public Access Computers

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Public access computers are different beasts from staff and home computers. Having dozens or even hundreds of different individuals use the same computer in just a week raises certain issues that must be addressed including virus prevention, security and privacy. In this session Michael Sauers and Diane Wells will discuss these issues and offer advice on ways to address these issues.

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NCompass Live: Setting Up Your Public Access Computers

  1. 1. Michael Sauers & Diane Wells Nebraska Library Commission NCompass Live – 8 April 2009
  2. 2. It’s all about balance http://www.flickr.com/photos/17149966@N00/514646045/
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/80672516@N00/501791705/
  4. 4. General strategies  Don’t allow booting from anything but the hard drive (this is set in the BIOS)  Set a BIOS password  The public should not run as admin (maybe unless…)
  5. 5. Patch Tuesday
  6. 6. Reduce Temptation http://www.flickr.com/photos/42921300@N00/618480797/
  7. 7. Passwords http://www.flickr.com/photos/31557656@N06/3303542092/
  8. 8. Passwords: from good to great  Size does matter  Case sensitivity  Numbers  Punctuation & Symbols  Spaces are usually allowed  Changed often… maybe. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8395041@N02/2505803867/
  9. 9. Firefox secure password generator https://addons.mozilla.org/e n-US/firefox/addon/135
  10. 10. Password Strategy  “I don’t like changing my passwords” = IDLCMPW  For Amazon use: AIDLCMPWZ  For Facebook use: FIDLCMYPWB  Add numbers, mixed case, symbols, etc to improve.
  11. 11. Locking down the desktop http://www.flickr.com/photos/19387816@N00/196455538/
  12. 12. Windows Steady State  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfa mily/sharedaccess/default.mspx  Lock profiles  Hard disk protection
  13. 13. Non-free options  Deep Freeze http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp  Centurion Guard http://www.centuriontech.com/products/centurionguard/
  14. 14. Can they run as admin if I have Steady State installed? http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/3417929927/
  15. 15. Anti-Virus
  16. 16. Free options  ClamWin (Free, OpenSource, no real-time) http://www.clamwin.com/  AVG Free (Free for “home”) http://free.avg.com/  Avast! (Free for “home”) http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
  17. 17. Running software like Windows Steady State eliminates the need to run anti-virus software since once you reboot the virus will be gone. http://www.flickr.com/photos/90829399@N00/2870242065/
  18. 18. Anti-Phishing
  19. 19. Browser Privacy  Zero the history  Zero the cache  Turn off password memory
  20. 20. Any Questions?  Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian msauers@nlc.state.ne.us  Diane Wells Computer Support Services dwells@nlc.state.ne.us
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