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Security For Small & Medium
Businesses: Top Trends That
Matter Now
Raj Malik & Mike Mauseth, Co Founders of KikScore.com
O...
Page 2© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved.
Quick Introduction
Stay Current
Let’s (not) Go Phishing
Spam – It’s What’s f...
Page 3© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved.
Raj Malik and Mike Mauseth
Co-Founders of KikScore.com
Backgrounds in ecomme...
Page 4© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved.
Tip #1: Stay Current
All photos from awkwardfamilyphotos.com
Page 5© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved.
Computers come with security software protecting against
computer viruses an...
Page 6© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved.
Tip #2: Let’s (not) Go Phishing!
Page 7© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved.
Phishing: Fraudsters send you emails from what appears to be
from one of you...
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Tip #3: Spam, It’s What’s for Dinner (if you
want to be ripped off)
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Spam: Unsolicited email offers
Spim: Spam’s close cousin, unsolicited instan...
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Tip #4: The Importance of Not Sharing
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Passwords should be non-obvious, and not shared with anyone.
Included in th...
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Tip #5: Online Shopping: The Final Frontier
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SSL Protection
• Look for a “plural” URL – HTTPS
• SSL padlock or unbroken ...
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This is a presentation that the Co-Founders of KikScore gave during the Focus.com Webinar All Things Small & Medium Business. This is a guide to some key security trends with the use of some funny photos from AwkwardFamilyPhoto.com. These trends touch on tips that small businesses should be aware of to protect their businesses.

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  1. 1. Security For Small & Medium Businesses: Top Trends That Matter Now Raj Malik & Mike Mauseth, Co Founders of KikScore.com October, 2010
  2. 2. Page 2© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Quick Introduction Stay Current Let’s (not) Go Phishing Spam – It’s What’s for Dinner (if you love to be ripped off) The Importance of Not Sharing Online Shopping: The Final Frontier Discussion Overview
  3. 3. Page 3© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Raj Malik and Mike Mauseth Co-Founders of KikScore.com Backgrounds in ecommerce and data analytics, and security KikScore allows small and new businesses to demonstrate trust and security to potential customers Introduction
  4. 4. Page 4© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Tip #1: Stay Current All photos from awkwardfamilyphotos.com
  5. 5. Page 5© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Computers come with security software protecting against computer viruses and spyware (software attempts to view your data and passwords) The keys for security software: • Keep the software updated • Actually use it – i.e. run scans weekly (it’s usually automated) • Add and Use Anti-Spyware programs You’re only as secure as your last update Keeping Software Current is Important
  6. 6. Page 6© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Tip #2: Let’s (not) Go Phishing!
  7. 7. Page 7© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Phishing: Fraudsters send you emails from what appears to be from one of your service providers (bank, PayPal account, etc) The email and website it points to are not legitimate • Can install spyware on your computer • Can steal the user information and permit theft (identity or otherwise) Now we also have Vishing • An email or voice message directing you to 800 number • Will ask for your sensitive information • Will result in theft Phishing – Don’t Trust Unsolicited Requests
  8. 8. Page 8© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Tip #3: Spam, It’s What’s for Dinner (if you want to be ripped off)
  9. 9. Page 9© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Spam: Unsolicited email offers Spim: Spam’s close cousin, unsolicited instant messages Why do these annoying items exist? Because people respond to them While these offers may be from legitimate companies, they are often sent by unscrupulous marketing agents Just like phishing emails, Spam and Spim can contain links to viruses and spyware Don’t Respond to Spam
  10. 10. Page 10© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Tip #4: The Importance of Not Sharing
  11. 11. Page 11© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Passwords should be non-obvious, and not shared with anyone. Included in the sharing prohibition, don’t use similar passwords across your many different online accounts Use a password manager: it stores your many different account passwords and keeps you from having to remember a variety of different phrases Avoid using public computers for sensitive transactions Additionally, don’t allow unsupervised activity on your computer Don’t Share Passwords or Computers
  12. 12. Page 12© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. Tip #5: Online Shopping: The Final Frontier
  13. 13. Page 13© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. SSL Protection • Look for a “plural” URL – HTTPS • SSL padlock or unbroken key (found on your browser Some type of customer review Ability to contact the company behind the website • Information about the management team is a plus • Phone number in addition to an email address Called out policies • Privacy Policy • Return Policies Trust Badges or Seals What to Look For When Shopping Online
  14. 14. Page 14© 2010 Focus, Inc. All rights reserved. • If you have any questions about this presentation or KikScore, feel free to contact either of us at: • Management@kikscore.com • 1-877-Kikscore Questions and Answers

This is a presentation that the Co-Founders of KikScore gave during the Focus.com Webinar All Things Small & Medium Business. This is a guide to some key security trends with the use of some funny photos from AwkwardFamilyPhoto.com. These trends touch on tips that small businesses should be aware of to protect their businesses.

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