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1 IIABSC Spring Conference Cyber Security With enough time, anyone can be hacked. There is no solution that will completely protect you from hackers. March 11, 2015 Chris Joye, Security Cyber Security Goals Prevention Detection Recovery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irsc4-j_njy 3 1

2 Information/Assets Social Security Number Name Address Phone Numbers Client Lists Client Information Financial Information Proprietary Company Information Employee Information Legal Documents s Contacts Client Insurance Information Salaries Benefits Information Strategic Planning Information Computers Contracts and Information 4 The People Business Solving People s Problems When information is hacked and/or assets are stolen Client information compromised Firm s credibility decreased or lost Access to firm s and client s financial assets Firm s processes slow down and inefficiencies Frustration 5 Cyber Security Information Companies with Recent breaches: Target Home Depot American Express Visa Master Card Google 91% increase in targeted attacks in % increase in number of breaches in % of mobile users have experienced mobile cybercrime in past 12 months 1 in 392 s contain a phishing attack 1 of 8 legitimate websites have a critical vulnerability Symantec 2014 Internet Security Threat Report 6 2

3 Cyber Security Information 1 in 392 s contain a phishing attack Phishing based attempt to acquire usernames, passwords, and/or credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity social web sites, auction sites, banks, IRS, online payment processors or IT administrators bank, financial institution, IRS) often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one 7 Cyber Attacks While targeted attacks on large organizations continue to increase, targeted attacks on small companies are increasing even faster The Heritage Foundation 8 Security Goals Prevention Personal Company Intellectual property Detection When a user is discovered trying to access unauthorized data or assets Recovery Recovery when an intrusion occurs and data is compromised or damaged 9 3

4 Physical Building and Storage Area Security Locks Logging visitors have to sign in and out Video surveillance Security guards Physical barriers no windows in server room Alarms 10 Authentication User Name/Password (something you KNOW) Most basic and widely used (common) authentication scheme Token or card access (Something you HAVE) BioMetrics (Something you ARE) Scheme based on individual physical characteristic Finger print Retinal scanner 11 Password length Password Cracking Numbers Only Upper or lower case letters Upper or lower case letters mixed Numbers, upper and lower case letters Numbers, upper and lower case letters, symbols 4 Instantly Instantly Instantly Instantly Instantly 5 Instantly Instantly Instantly 3 secs 10 secs 6 Instantly Instantly 8 secs 3 mins 13 mins 7 Instantly Instantly 5 mins 3 hours 17 hours 8 Instantly 13 mins 3 hours 10 days 57 days 9 4 secs 6 hours 4 days 1 year 12 years secs 6 days 169 days 106 years 928 years 11 6 mins 169 days 16 years 6K years 71K years 12 1 hour 12 years 600 years 108k years 5m years Confidential Source: Ghacks.net 12 4

5 Mobile Devices Lock the Screen GPS Device Encryption Remote Wipe Remote Data Storage 13 Encrypting Sensitive Data Encryption process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge Encrypt data on Computers Files, databases, removable media (CDs, DVDs, etc.) Phones s Any transfer of data (FTP) 14 Software Based Attacks Anti-virus A computer program that is designed to replicate itself by copying itself into the other programs stored in a computer. It may be benign or have a negative effect, such as causing a program to operate incorrectly or corrupting a computer's memory Anti-malware Software intended to damage a computer, mobile device, computer system, or computer network, or to take partial control over its operation Network protection Host & Network Intrusion Prevention & Detection Systems Sniffers and Analyzers Firewalls 15 5

6 Security Policies, Procedures, & Controls (Employee Management, Information Security & Employee Responsibilities) Clean desk policy Password usage, storage, changing and requirements Proper log off and shut down procedures Approval and use of wireless devices Patch management Internet access restrictions Use of Private Virtual Private Network (PVPN) Backup policies Data Breach Incident Reporting Networks add to security complexity 16 Business Continuity (BCP) & Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) BCP Ensures continuous service to customers Defines how organization will maintain normal day-to-day business operations in event of disruption or crises DRP prepares organization to react appropriately if the worst happens personnel safety is most important concern DRP plan should include list and contact information of individuals responsible for recovery hardware and software inventory record of important business and customer information 17 Risk Identification and Assessment Risk the likelihood that a threat can exploit a vulnerability to cause damage Risk Management includes 4 phases identification mitigation response recovery Action: Perform a risk management session and conduct regular risk meetings to manage risks 18 6

7 Security Goals Prevention Detection Recovery Closure 19 Your Actions For your Business Get a Security Assessment and tighten the security in your organization Deploy security protection software (encryption, anti-virus) Secure your building, internal assets, and information Write and enforce security policies and procedures With enough time, anyone can be hacked. 20 Chris Joye (803) Contact Info 21 7

8 Cyber Security and Information Protection Services 121 Executive Center Drive, Suite 246 Columbia, SC Phone: (803) Fax: (866) Cyber Security and Information Assurance are an increasingly important aspect of IT. News articles about intrusions into Government and Corporate systems are a weekly occurrence. Cyber criminals and hostile governments are actively attempting to penetrate systems and steal critical information or disrupt operations. Cyber Security and Information Protection Services JoyeGroup offers security support to Government and Commercial organizations: (mobile devices, physical security, hardware, encryption, and software) o Cyber threat analysis o Data encryption management o Vulnerability management o Password management o Improving wireless access security o Improving mobile device security o Cloud service(s) assessment o Data backup assessment o Incident management o Customer communication security management o Development and maintenance of standard operating policies and procedures to maintain security o Assessment of regulatory compliance with regard to cyber security o Development of corrective action plans to address security concerns As a CPA Firm we are keenly interested in security of our client files and confidential communications. Joye Technology Group assisted our firm with substantially upgrading our security protocol and systems. Their assistance has given us increased security and protection that clients expect. Working with Joye Technology Group has been a very positive experience. Their work is very well planned and executed. Their professional staff works extremely hard to provide a custom solution that is complete from installation to training. They are a pleasure to work with. - Charles Varn, Jr., CPA/PFS, Member Varn & Associates CPAs, LLC

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