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October is Security Awareness Month. This presentation is intended to educate people about Facebook security. I will be giving this presentation at Union South, on the UW-Madison campus, several …

October is Security Awareness Month. This presentation is intended to educate people about Facebook security. I will be giving this presentation at Union South, on the UW-Madison campus, several times, throughout October.
Contents of the presentation include:
Basic rules of Facebook security
Unique situation on UW-Madison campus (academic research poses a unique Facebook chalenge)
Why unauthenticated identity means “be careful”
The dangers of Facebook photos
Application settings and security preferences
Facebook passwords
Time and place concerns
Roaming security
Account cleanup and maintenance
Tips and tricks
Q&A session

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  • 1. Securing Your Facebook Identity Nicholas A. Davis, CISA, CISSP UW-Madison Division of Information Technology 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 1
  • 2. !!Advisory!! The content of today’s presentation is designed to help people protect themselves on Facebook. This is NOT a session on Facebook hacking. If hacking Facebook is your motivation for attending today’s session, please leave now 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 2
  • 3. Overview Basic rules of Facebook security Unique situation on UW-Madison campus (academic research poses a unique Facebook chalenge) Why unauthenticated identity means “be careful” The dangers of Facebook photos Application settings and security preferences Facebook passwords Time and place concerns Roaming security Account cleanup and maintenance Tips and tricks Q&A session 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 3
  • 4. Basic Rules of Security 1. Think before you post 2. Customize your privacy settings 3. Don’t accept friend requests from people you do not know 4. Keep sensitive information private 5. Remember, being on Facebook means that you are living like a rock star! (kind of) 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 4
  • 5. Research Lab Example 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 5
  • 6. Meet Flat Cow We will be using Flat Cow, known to his friends as FC, in a few slides 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 6
  • 7. Wait, Cows Can’t Be On FB! Unauthenticated Identity 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 7
  • 8. Organize Friends In Lists 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 8
  • 9. Photos Tell Stories (Not Always Safe Ones) 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 9
  • 10. Photos Tell Stories (Not Always Flattering Ones) 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 10
  • 11. Keep In Mind Don’t get yourself into a situation in which such pictures can be taken You have little to no control over who takes your picture in public Think about the stories your photos tell about you Exercise control over pictures of you tagged by others 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 11
  • 12. Automatic Updates Take Control! 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 12
  • 13. Don’t Advertise Yourself 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 13
  • 14. You Can’t Control Your Friends But You Can Control Their Applications 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 14
  • 15. Don’t Let Your App Excitement Obscure Your Judgement 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 15
  • 16. Keep The Stalkers At Bay Change Search Visibility 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 16
  • 17. Get Your Facebook Profile Out of Google 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 17
  • 18. Tips To Keep You Safe On Facebook Change your Facebook password often 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 18
  • 19. Facebook Is a Prime Target For Password Hackers Never use the same password for Facebook as you use for your bank access 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 19
  • 20. Examine Photos Before You Post Avoid posting photos with identifying information, such as addresses, license plates, etc. 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 20
  • 21. Don’t Advertise Your Absence Post vacation pictures AFTER you get home 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 21
  • 22. Browse Facebook Securely When at Starbucks (HTTPS) 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 22
  • 23. Remove Facebook Apps Which You Do Not Use 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 23
  • 24. Use Privacy Settings To Block People 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 24
  • 25. Check the Facebook URL Often 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 25
  • 26. Know The Difference Between Deactivating and Deleting Your Facebook Account Deactivating your account leaves all posts and pictures intact Deletion is supposed to remove everything Don’t login after you request deletion 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 26
  • 27. The Facebook Doppelganger Spy “But Flat Cow is already my friend” 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 27
  • 28. Three Strikes and You’re Out! Don’t Be a Friend Pig 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 28
  • 29. How Liking Things Could Take Advantage of You 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 29
  • 30. Facebook Security Best Practices http://www.sophos.com/en-us/security- news-trends/best-practices/facebook.aspx 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 30
  • 31. Carnival Cruise Scam Just One Example Message purporting to be from "Carnival Cruise" claims that Facebook users can win an all-expenses-paid vacation package by liking and sharing a promotional image and clicking a link to apply for the free tickets. http://www.hoax-slayer.com/facebook-related.html 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 31
  • 32. Enable Login Notifications Login notifications are an extra security feature. When you turn on login notifications, we'll send you an alert each time someone logs into your account from a new place. 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 32
  • 33. A Note About UW NetID Your NetID is like your toothbrush, only you should use it UW-Madison will NEVER ask for your NetID and/or password via email Report any such requests to abuse@wisc.edu 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 33
  • 34. Q&A Session Nicholas Davis ndavis1@wisc.edu facebook.com/nicholas.a.davis 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 34