Internet and PC safety - for CIS PTA - 19 Jan 2011


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This is a CSR (corporate social responsibility) presentation I did at the PTA general meeting at the CIS (Canadian International School) in Singapore on 19 Jan 2011. As i say on slide 1, the alternate titles for this presentation are these: PC common-sense… because we need to be reminded, Some tricks to trick the tricksters, De-Geeking geek stuff, Being consistent in your real-world and e-world. Enjoy. BTW, images are discovered and used without permission.

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Internet and PC safety - for CIS PTA - 19 Jan 2011

  1. 1. Internet & PC safety<br />Alternative titles for this chat<br />PC common-sense… because we need to be reminded<br />Some tricks to trick the tricksters<br />De-Geeking geek stuff<br />Being consistent in your real-world and e-world<br />By: Paul Southern<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Notes<br />Paul Southern<br />Speaker:<br />Paul Southern<br />Content Manager:<br />Presentation date/time:<br />19 Jan 2010<br />Title of presentation:<br />Internet Safety<br />Length of presentation<br />30 (including Q&A)<br />Name of Event:<br />PTA General Meeting<br />Location of Event:<br />CIS (Canadian International School, Singapore) , Toh Tuck campus<br />Audience:<br />Public, non NDA<br /><br />Press Announcement:<br />
  3. 3. NOTE<br />This version of my presentation is for distribution on the CIS website.<br />This is not necessarily authoritative nor instructional nor prescriptive as this is a deck that assisted a talk.<br />You are free to use and distribute this. Any use is at your risk. <br />I’m happy to help and can be contacted via the CIS PTA.<br />
  4. 4. Paul Southern<br />PTA, member at large<br />Ex-Microsoft<br />Communications and Media sector and TV solutions… not Windows or Internet Security<br />Child Exploitation and Tracking System (CETS)<br />A little bit, 2007<br /> Reader's Digest, Canadian edition, Mar 2006<br /><br />
  5. 5. What’s happening today<br />Online presence – 92% of US toddlers<br />Social engineering, befriending, 419, cyber-bully<br />Privacy pendulum<br />Patriot Act (and others)<br />Syndication of cyber-crime, corps to users<br />Smartphones and apps<br />Choice fatigue on online-safety !<br />
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  7. 7. Today’s topics<br />Physical protection<br />Backups<br />Virus protection<br />Passwords<br />Social Networks<br />Privacy<br />Your child’s PC<br />
  8. 8. Physical Security<br />
  9. 9. Physical security<br />Always<br />Screen saver with password-resume<br />At home<br />Laptop: external monitor, keyboard, closed, on shelf<br />While out<br />Good case, case in bag<br />Keyboard protector<br />Cable lock (deterrent)<br />Privacy filter on screen<br />Who’s behind you?<br />
  10. 10. Aalok – PC + USB HDD<br />Thesis on burnt PC<br />Donny and keyboard<br />Backups<br />
  11. 11. Backups<br />What to backup<br />Product key for Windows, Office, etc… (photo)<br />Recovery Disk – OS + drivers<br />Data, eg: My Documents, etc...<br />Where<br />USB harddrive, offsite, safe<br />YouTube, Flickr, SkyDrive, etc…<br />Backup the backup<br />Protecting the backup<br />
  12. 12. Virus protection<br />
  13. 13. Virus protection<br />Use it or lose it !<br />Program & definitions<br />Rogue versus real<br />Mac/PC, Licensed/pirate, XP/Vista/Win7<br />Microsoft Security Essentials<br />Not Microsoft Security Essentials 2011<br />
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  15. 15. Passwords<br />
  16. 16. Passwords<br />We’re drowning in passwords !<br />Categories<br />High: breach impactful, eg: banking, PayPal, email, FB, tax<br />Medium, eg: airlines/hotels, eBay, Amazon, etc…<br />Low, eg:, etc…<br />Secret questions, eg: mother’s maiden name, car, pet<br />How remember Codes, eg: 6N, 4N4L<br />UC/lc, a1, $&#, abc/hmq, EN/other, length<br />Forced expiry<br />Windows LiveID, GoogleID, etc…<br />Password locker app, PW protected XLS/DOC file<br />
  17. 17. Social Networks<br />
  18. 18. Social Networks<br />Move from not-trusted to trusted to pragmatic<br />Mix of cyber ghettos to professional<br />Mobile app, location based<br />
  19. 19. Social Networks<br />Main social networks<br />LinkedIn – professional<br />Facebook – personal<br />YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, etc…<br />Multiple FB personas ?<br />
  20. 20. Privacy<br />
  21. 21. Privacy<br />The internet makes the same old threats easier:<br />Accessible<br />Collect, historical<br />Search<br />Correlation<br />Across your profiles, with others<br />
  22. 22. Facebook privacy settings<br />Facebook recommends<br />My settings<br />
  23. 23. Facebook privacy settings (in Customize)<br />Set to “Only me”<br />My settings<br />Set to “Disable”<br />
  24. 24. Facebook Connect<br />
  25. 25. Foursquare<br />
  26. 26. Privacy - phone apps<br />Two separate class-action lawsuits filed last week in federal court allege that Apple and as many as eight makers of popular applications for the iPhone facilitated the sharing of private information about their customers to advertisers.<br />"their personal, private information was obtained without their knowledge or consent ... their personal property -- their computer -- was hijacked by Defendants and turned into a device capable of spying on their every online move."<br />
  27. 27. Your children’s PC<br />
  28. 28. Your children’s PC<br />Where is it ?<br />Can you see it ALL the time ?<br />Can you see what they are doing ?<br />Passwords<br />Email, chat, etc..<br />Chat online only with real-world friends<br />IE8, family settings<br />
  29. 29. Internet Explorer 8<br />
  30. 30. Windows Live Family Safety<br />
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  32. 32. Top Takeaways<br />Antivirus – use it or lose it<br />Backups – do it or lose it<br />Physical protection – have it or lose it<br />Social Networks – FB privacy settings<br />Passwords<br />Your child’s PC – Family settings, location<br />
  33. 33. Links<br />Microsoft Security Essentials:<br />2 Interesting articles on privacy:<br />WSJ – What They Know:<br />CNN – The End of Privacy:<br />Online safety<br />ITU Child Online Protection:<br />Microsoft:<br />Yahoo :<br />Kidsmart:<br />GetNetWise:<br />Singapore NCPC: (go to publications)<br />CEOP:<br />Disney:<br />
  34. 34. Dec 2008 PTA meeting<br />Mr. Julian Lim, from, spoke at the December PTA general meeting. He told parentsthat they have a responsibility to become part of the cyber/virtual reality world so that they can speak intelligently with their children about using the Internet. Parents should be actively involved in their children’s computer time as early as possible.<br />Computers in the home should be in a family zone so that it is easy to see who is doing what on line (not in child’s bedroom). Children should be given limits as to the time of day and length of time on the computer (only effective if parents enforce the rules). It is important that our children understand that they should never give personal information– full name, age, address, etc. on websites. They must CHAT online only with people they know OFF LINE.<br />Cyber bullying is a real problem today. Monitor you children’s emails for rude or hurtful communication. Counsel your own children on what is appropriate language for emails. They should report abusive emails to parents, school or even authorities if necessary.<br />Playing online games has become a social aspect of computer use for our children. Parents must be careful that children do not avoid real friend time for virtual friend time. Gaming addiction is a real danger.<br />