Keep Your SME Safe Online

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On 22nd February 2013, Claire Taylor from the Scottish Business Crime Centre came along to the East Lothian Coffee Morning networking group to share best practice for keeping your business, staff and customers safe from online fraud.

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<ul><li> 1. Your Business is safer in our Scotland</li></ul> <p> 2. Practical advice forkeeping You, YourEmployees andyour Business safeon the internet 3. ResearchWorkBrowsingEverything!!Shopping BankingSocialising 4. Secure your router or HUB Stop sensitive data being accessedPrevent access to your bandwidth and dataallowance being usedStop inappropriate material being downloads. 5. Public WIFIDo not send personal informationUse commercial hotspot providersUse a Virtual Private NetworkEnsure you have effective antivirus 6. EmailIdentity Theft attachmentsSpyware, worms, trojans, adware Consequences Fraudand malwareUSB connected Corruption of devicesdata 7. SPYWAREType of virus which is designed to steal information aboutcomputer activity Takes screen shotsFalse advertisementsCopying bank details 8. PHISHINGFraudulent emails used to gain personal information andto open new accountsEmails arrive claiming to be from your bank credit card company etcCan be identified by their poor quality 9. Requests for personal Use of real information informationandpasswordsUse thename ofSpot aBad spellingwell knownScamand Grammarcompanies Threats thatGeneric requiregreetingsaction 10. ActionsEnsure you have anti virus and it is up to date Use secure WIFI and websites Do not open or click on any links and delete emails. Do not provide account details.If you think you have responded to a scam, change passwords, PIN numbers and contact the bank 11. 52% mobile phones aresmartphones 47.8 million22.9 millioniphones sold ipads sold in in last 4last 4 monthsmonths of of 20122012 28% of internet usage is fromsmartphones 12. Spot the difference? 13. Use a secure connectionUse strong passwordsLook out for shoulder surfersReport unusual activityNever disclose passwords 14. Search and use reputable companiesUse Paypal when paying an individual Ensure third party payment sites aresecure 15. Only provide information that youChoose a name that does not reveal feel comfortable withpersonal informationChoose public places if you choose to Choose a site that will keep you meetanonymousDo not post personal information 16. Profiles should be private Learn how to use the site privatelyDo not reveal personal information Do not talk about future plans 17. www.ecrimescotland.org.ukwww.getsafeonline.orgwww.sophos.comwww.sbcc.org.uk 18. Questions?</p>