Smoothwall presentation feb open day

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Presentation made by Smoothwall about content filtering. Presented at the Berkhamsted School Open to IT day on February 28th, 2012.

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  •  "Mariposa" botnet, which infected more than 12.7 million computers, including half of the companies in the Fortune 1,000 list.'Coreflood Botnet': 'Zombie' Army May Have Infected 2 Million Computers, Stolen Hundreds of Millions of Dollarshttp://abcnews.go.com/Technology/feds-crush-coreflood-botnet-infected-million-computers-stole/story?id=13369529&page=2Serious crime unit flags Virgin botnet infectionshttp://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/368125/serious-crime-unit-flags-virgin-botnet-infectionsMicrosoft’s Rustock botnet takedown has reduced infections by over 50%The Rustock botnet was the largest source of spam in the world, consisting of around 150,000 machines sending around 30 billion spam messages a day. http://www.winrumors.com/microsofts-rustock-botnet-takedown-has-reduced-infections-by-over-50/
  • Responsibility for guests on-line Health & Safety lies with the hostLaw relating to Occupiers’ Liability – network providers have a duty to protect their usersInappropriate guest activity on a school’s network could become the responsibility of the hostIP trackingAccess to inappropriate content and services
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  • Smoothwall presentation feb open day

    1. 1. Staff and Schools Protecting Students,Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    2. 2. The Big Three in Education Web Security Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) A clear communicable policy of ‘Who, Where, What and When’ is acceptable Dynamic Web Content Filtering A systems that delivers the AUP and provides control, monitoring and reporting Malware Protection Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Constantly updated software that protects your users and your network at the web gateway (as opposed to individually at the PC) from malware threats
    3. 3. So what can possibly go wrong?(In approximate order of likelihood); Malware Infection Student / Employee / Guest Misuse Data Loss / Damage Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Data Protection Breach Operational Continuity Failures Criminal / Civil Law Infringement
    4. 4. Malware Infection Spamming, Denial of Service attacks, identity theft, email spoofing, storage of illegal data/images, damage/erasure/theft of data, ad serving, scareware (cryptovirology), SEO abuse, DNS poisoning, phishing, bypassing security and authentication, Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. software licence theft …Via >>> Botnets (‘zombie computers’), rootkits, trojans, worms, backdoors, droppers, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware, dialers …
    5. 5. Student Misuse Accessing inappropriate content Inappropriate behaviour and bullying Social Media abuse/misuse Illegal file sharing / copyright theft (music, video and software) Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Identity theft Excessive bandwidth consumption (media)
    6. 6. Employee Misuse Time Wasting (Social Networking/Shopping/Surfing) Harassment / bullying / inappropriate social behaviour Accessing and distributing inappropriate content Illegal file sharing / copyright theft (music, video and software) Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Excessive bandwidth consumption (media) Data loss / theft Breaches of Data Protection Act Breaches of Confidentiality and Trust
    7. 7. Network ‘Guest’ Misuse Responsibility for guests on-line Health & Safety lies with the host Inappropriate guest activity on a school’s network could become the responsibility of the host Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Malware infection Excessive bandwidth consumption (media)
    8. 8. Data Loss Malware - Data Theft / Deletion - Cyptovirologic Extortion Data is encrypted by a virus then a payment is extorted for the decryption codes Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Identity Theft Breaches of Data Protection Act Data and Information Theft by Employees/Contractors
    9. 9. Operational Continuity Failures Loss of earnings through ‘downtime’ Time, energy and money wasted in restoring status quo Network disinfection post malware attack Human and emotional costs Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Restoration of damaged reputation Servers and computers seized in criminal investigations Potentially huge legal bills
    10. 10. Criminal / Civil Law Infringement Health and Safety – the behaviour of your employees and students can impact on their mental and physical health Vicarious Liability – you can be liable for things your employees and students do on-line even though you haven’t sanctioned them Negligence – if you fail to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. others you could be considered negligent Data Protection – you are required by law to conform to the DP Act Copyright Infringement – anybody sharing music/movies on your network? Paedophilic Material – it is a recognised fact that work place computers are used to store illegal material
    11. 11. What can you do about it? Remember that web security doesn’t only belong to the IT department Create a web security policy, implement it and constantly review it Have a robust, well communicated and effectively policed Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Acceptable Usage Policy Continuing education of all your users to the threats on the web Use effective control and reporting tools
    12. 12. Hot TopicsCopyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    13. 13. E-Safety Law in Independent SchoolsCopyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    14. 14. E-Safety Law Usage of the web should risk assessed in the same way as any other school environment e.g. gym or science lab The law makes clear distinctions as to who is responsible for delivering e-safety at work (and in the school environment) Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. The Head Teacher and Board of Trustees/Governors cannot delegate it Using appropriate processes and technology can significantly reduce the threshold of legal liability and most importantly protect students and staff
    15. 15. Web Access Policies Building Flexible Filtering andCopyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    16. 16. Designing Flexible Policies For students: - age, year, subject and location specific - differentiate work time and personal time For staff: Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. - work time, personal time and role specific - teacher control of web content in the classroom For guests: - what is acceptable under your ethos and culture?
    17. 17. Mobile Device Integration & Bring Your Own Device SchemesCopyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    18. 18. Mobile Device Integration iOS (iPad) and Android devices present new challenges – especially multi-flavoured Android ‘Locked down’ browsers are currently the most effective method of ensuring content is controlled Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    19. 19. BYOD Schemes The use of personal mobile tech in schools is inevitable Easy access to fast school filtered Wi-Fi will help reduce 3G network use Protecting from malware at the gateway is currently the most Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. effective strategy Continuous education to students, staff and parents about on- line threats is the best approach
    20. 20. Devolved Content ManagementCopyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    21. 21. Helping Teachers to Teach Each web page should be dynamically scanned for inappropriate content based on the policy set for the user or group Uncategorised web content can be unblocked by teachers in the classroom (not IT) without overriding ‘red-line’ policies Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. Resources like YouTube and Google search can be safely used in the classroom Full visibility of on-line activity and accountability can be maintained without constant IT interaction
    22. 22. Managing Social Media & ContentCopyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    23. 23. YouTube.com/education A hugely valuable resource of ‘safe’ educational material Schools can add their own approved content to their ‘channel’ and restrict access to the rest of YouTube Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    24. 24. Managing Social Media ‘Read Only’ Facebook – a policy driven ‘look but don’t touch’ approach allows Facebook to be integrated positively into the school environment Instant Messaging Management and Censoring – enables useful Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved. communication tools to be properly managed and users fully accountable
    25. 25. What’s Next?Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    26. 26. Our Crystal Ball … Integration with social media and content platforms Mobile device filtering to include 3G Improved sharing of approved / whitelisted content between teachers and schools Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.
    27. 27. ContactsCarly Lynsdale – Independent Education Executivecarly.lynsdale@smoothwall.net0113 3874178 Copyright Smoothwall Ltd & Smoothwall Inc 2001 – 2011 | All Rights Reserved.Sean Lazenby – Education Sales Managersean.lazenby@smoothwall.net0113 3874183

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