Top Ten Tips to Shockproof Your Use of Social Media 2012

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  • Top Ten Tips to Shockproof Your Use of Social Media 2012

    1. 1. TEN TIPS TOSHOCKPROOFING YOURUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA2012BEN WOELKPOLICY AND AWARENESS ANALYSTROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    2. 2. INTRODUCTION 2
    3. 3. AWARENESS ISTHE KEYEveryone is a targetOrganized crimefundsthe attacks
    4. 4. TIP # 1 STRONGPASSWORDS/PASSPHRASESLength > complexityIt was a dark and stormy night becomesItwasaDark215andStormyNight 4
    5. 5. PASSWORD SAFES 5
    6. 6. TIP # 2 KEEP UP TODATE! 6
    7. 7. TIP #3 USEPROTECTIONLayers of SecurityAnti-Virus ProtectionFirewallAnti-Spyware ProtectionDon’t overlook mobile devices! 7
    8. 8. TIP #4 RECOGNIZEPHISHING/SCAMS
    9. 9. PHISHING TIPS 9
    10. 10. TIP #5 USE SOCIAL NETWORKS SAFELY Don’t post schedules or whereaboutshttp://www.sileo.com/facebook-status-update-leads-to-robbery/ 10
    11. 11. PHISHING ON SOCIALNETWORK SITESDon’t post personalinformation 11
    12. 12. TIP #6 REMEMBERWHO ELSE IS THERE• Employers• Identity Thieves• Online Predators 12
    13. 13. WHAT YOU POST CANBE USED TO… • Judge • Impersonate • Monitor Don’t post inappropriate photos 13
    14. 14. TIP #7 BE WARY OFOTHERS Is this really your friend? 14
    15. 15. TIP #8 SEARCH FORYOUR NAMEUse Google DashboardSet up an alert 15
    16. 16. TIP #9 GUARD YOURPERSONALINFORMATION! Watch out for Facebook Applications! 16
    17. 17. TIP #10: DON’TASSUME PRIVACYDo you care if Facebook captures whereyou’ve been? 17
    18. 18. DON’T ROLL THE DICEWITH ONLINE PRIVACYUse Privacy Settings! 18
    19. 19. THE FIRST LINE OFDEFENSEStay alert—you will be the first to know ifsomething goes wrong
    20. 20. PRACTICE DIGITALSELF DEFENSEInfosec Communicator blog@benwoelk@RIT_Infosec 20

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