The internet can be bad
We should try to be more safe
The first step in securing yourself and others
Passwords and practices
The things that bypass passwords
Other common risks
What we have and what we need
Technology moving forward
Are not commonly used, contain many 10+ characters, cannot be easily guessed, and use multiple character sets (numbers, uppercase, lowercase, and symbols)
Passwords should be unique per site (or at least a variety of passwords), not obvious such as "myemailpassword1", and not follow a pattern "mycomputerpassword1"
Sticky notes, paper in drawer, file on desktop, and similar strategies are not secure (please also lock your desktops, Windows Key+L)
Passwords and Practices
Apps and text messages and security keys
Mixed bag, more important if you re-use passwords, with many unique passwords can be harmful rather than helpful
If you get an email asking you to change the password with a link you should not use it, make sure website looks right (misspellings, wonky colors),
Careful where you use it!
Entropy is good!
Don't enter your real password please
Do not use, please!
Blind emails hoping you will click something
Installed programs or code that track what you type and gather sensitive information
Attempts to make you pay money or trick you into giving out passwords
Pretending to be a trusted source
Looks like it came from someone, but uses variation similar characters, or other tricks
Wipe frequently and ensure you have antivirus on everything it touches, do not insert one you find into anything
Can occur when sites are hacked, sites direct to wrong site, or online ads contain malicious code
Hijacks and bad ads
Why yes, I will log into your Aeries using your saved password and give myself better grades
"Your mothers maiden name is your new first name, your first pet is your middle name, and your social security number is your last name" repost or have bad luck forever!
Remarkable number of applications on phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and Windows can harvest data
Phishing with email spoofing
Blackmail and wide net phishing attacks
How to hack your password
Maintaining what we have and upgrades as needed/can afford
Budget tightening up
Some of the software we already have can be used by more, focus helping those who want to use more, and use what we have fully
Focus on using what we have
Always a balance between keeping the district, staff, and students secure and ease of use and freedom
Security means frustration
Required by law, stops pornographic material, viruses, spoofed sites, bad ads, and many other threats
What can we do to help you use approved district technology better, great risk using outside programs (lawsuits, police, fun things), focus on a few rather than many products
Using district resources better
While funding is tight (basically zero) for technology, what are your dreams and ideas of what an ideal campus/classroom would be
Ideas for the future
What is provided/purchased that you do not use, or think is a waste?
What don't you use
Not a complaining session! Provide frustration points with technology and what we can do to ease them
Frustrations and ideas to help
Have questions? Ask me
Is there anything else you want to see from myself, Kevin, or others at colab
Other Colab topics?