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Top tips for protecting your business online (updated) Feb 14

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You know you should be using more online business services in ‘the Cloud’ but you’re worried about being cyber-scammed?

This presentation provides you with the top tips of protecting your online business operations through a few simple and effective cyber-safety steps.

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Top tips for protecting your business online (updated) Feb 14

  1. 1. Modbury & Salisbury Top tips for protecting your business online Allison Miller, Vanguard Visions Consulting
  2. 2. You’ll find these slides at: slideshare.net/vanguardvisions
  3. 3. Session Overview • Why protect your business online? • Why is now a good time to be doing business online? • Top tips for protecting your business online • Online cyber-smart business assessment • What will you investigate? • Workshop evaluation
  4. 4. Why protect your business online?
  5. 5. Why protect your business online? • More business is being done in ‘the Cloud’ • Privacy obligations • Maintain reputation / trust • Protect virtual assets (data) • Multiple users of the one device Image: IC3 and Computer Use and Safety - http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/IC3/Computer_Use_and_Safety
  6. 6. What is the “Cloud”?
  7. 7. Cloud Computing aka “the Cloud” Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
  8. 8. Types of Cloud Services Image: 'What Type of Cloud?: Private, Public or+Hybrid?' - http://www.flickr.com/photos/26072489@N08/5332731617
  9. 9. Some Examples of Public Cloud Services
  10. 10. Some Examples of Private Cloud Services
  11. 11. A few ways of using the Cloud 1. Software as a Service (SAAS) – – – – Email and Word processing Accounting system Human Resource/Project Management Customer Service Management (CRM) 2. Platform as a service (PaaS) – Operating Systems – Web services – Development Platforms 3. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) – Data storage – Processing power – Server virtualisation Source: http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-cloud-computing-really-means-031
  12. 12. Why use the Cloud? Pros: • • • • • • • • • Anytime, anywhere, any device Quickly ‘scale up’ Stronger security External (backup) storage services Reduced license costs Outsource ICT services Collaboration Synchronisation Greener computing Image: „Open Sky‟ by Vanguard Visions Consulting - http://www.flickr.com/photos/77018488@N03/8496879398
  13. 13. Why is now a good time to do business online?
  14. 14. Top five industries to fly in 2013-14 in Australia Source: Ibis World (July 2013) – http://www.ibisworld.com.au/media/2013/07/10/52/
  15. 15. Internet is a game changer Source: Deloitte Access Economics Pty Ltd (2013) – http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_AU/au/services/financial-advisory/deloitte-accesseconomics/05660fd56ab1e310VgnVCM1000003256f70aRCRD.htm
  16. 16. But what are some of the risks on doing more business online?
  17. 17. Possible threats to your business General Threats • Hardware and software failure • Malware • Viruses • Spam, scams and phishing • Human error Criminal Threats • Hackers • Fraud • Password theft • Denial of service • Security breaches • Staff dishonesty Natural disasters • Fire • Floods Tips from Queensland Government‟s Business and Industry Portal http://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/starting/business-startup-options/business-online-basics/online-security-fraud
  18. 18. Australian Department of Defence, Intelligence and Security, Oct 2013 Source: Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions - http://www.asd.gov.au/infosec/top35mitigationstrategies.htm
  19. 19. Top tips for protecting your business online
  20. 20. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business
  21. 21. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business Image: Hard Disk Drive - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive ; Iomega external hard disk drive - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iomega_external_hard_disk_drive_%28cut%29.JPG
  22. 22. Develop a back-up strategy 1. Assess your level of risk and identify actions to minimise 2. What data needs to be backed up and how often 3. Select an appropriate back-up device/location 4. Set reminds to do your back-ups 5. Test that you can use your backed up data 6. Store backed up data away from its original source Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business
  23. 23. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business Image: Master lock with root password - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Master_lock_with_root_password.jpg
  24. 24. Importance of Passwords Password length 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 20 Time taken 2 seconds 3 minutes 5.5 hours 3 weeks 5.4 years 515 years 48 millennia 324 billion billion years Source: Stay Smart Online Alert Service 23 Oct 2013 - http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert_service/alerts/how_strong_is_your_password_sso_alert_priority_low
  25. 25. Creating strong passwords Your password Strengthening your password Snow-storm 0214-Favourite Red-leather-yellowleather Allison-Miller 5n0w-5t0rm 0214-Fav0ur1te Red-le8ther-Yellow-le8ther 8ll1son-M1ller Source: Stay Smart Online Alert Service 23 Oct 2013 - http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert_service/alerts/how_strong_is_your_password_sso_alert_priority_low
  26. 26. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business Image: purple Slog: “Information Security Wordle” http://www.flickr.com/photos/purpleslog/2870445268/
  27. 27. Computer/Internet Security Policy 1. Acceptable use 2. Handling sensitive data 3. Securing and handling equipment 4. Using internet safely 5. Remote access 6. Web browser setting Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business
  28. 28. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business Image: Tactical Technology Collective “Title Screen” - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ttc_press/5007644722/
  29. 29. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business Image: Frederick Hermann - Just like the Nest with a more connected world all the devices need software updates now. Your TV, DVD player, watch, thermostat etc didn't used to ask for constant
  30. 30. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business
  31. 31. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business Image: Virtual Private Network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network
  32. 32. Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business Imagine: e-commerce - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:E-commerce.jpg
  33. 33. Create a secure online presence 1. Secure socket layer (SSL) technology 2. Encrypted financial transaction data 3. Update to latest (tested) version 4. Routine back-ups Tips from Queensland Government‟s Business and Industry Portal http://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/starting/business-startup-options/business-online-basics/online-security-fraud
  34. 34. staysmartonline.gov.au/alert_service Tips from Stay Smart Online http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/business
  35. 35. Do the cyber-smart business assessment staysmartonline.gov.au/business/home_based_businesses/questionnaire
  36. 36. Key points to remember 1. Have good network security 2. Protect your computer and information 3. Protect and use mobile devices safely 4. Transact securely online 5. Back up and protect data. Tips from Queensland Government‟s Business and Industry Portal http://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/starting/business-startup-options/business-online-basics/online-security-fraud
  37. 37. What will you investigate further?
  38. 38. Workshop evaluation
  39. 39. Want to know more? More info: digitalcapability.com.au Register for eUpdates: bit.ly/digitalcapability Follow on: Twitter - twitter.com/digitalcapabili Facebook - facebook.com/digitalcapability LinkedIn - bit.ly/DCLinkedIN Google+ - bit.ly/DCGoogleplus Pinterest - pinterest.com/vanguardvisions
  40. 40. Allison Miller 0400 732 270 allison@vanguardvisions.com.au vanguardvisionsconsulting.com.au vanguardvisionsconsulting.com.au

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