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Title: October Cybersecurity Awareness Month


1
October Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • Purdue University proudly presents

PDAs Pretty Darn Accessible Without Security
Doug Couch Nathan Heck, IT Security Analysts
www.purdue.edu/securepurdue
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Disclaimer
  • Any security devices or software shown during
    this presentation is for demonstration purposes
    only. Purdue University does not endorse or
    support any PDA security device or software
    solutions at this time.

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PDA Security Intro
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PDA Security Intro
  • BlackBerry Video

5
Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
  • Loss
  • Biggest threat to PDAs
  • In one Chicago cab company in 6 months
  • 85,619 mobile phones
  • 21,460 PDAs/Pocket PCs
  • 4,425 laptops
  • 80 of all passengers were reunited with phones
    and 96 with their Pocket PCs/PDAs and laptops
  • In 2007 about eight million phones were lost
  • Only about 72 were recovered

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Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
www.gizmag.com
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Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
  • Theft
  • Next biggest threat to PDAs
  • Be aware that they are a target
  • Know how to secure them
  • Know what to do if they are stolen

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Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
  • Unauthorized Access
  • Your device can be under attack at any time
  • Do
  • Enable the built in security
  • Double check your configuration
  • Dont
  • Use obvious PINs
  • Write your PIN on your PDA

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Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
  • Electronic Eavesdropping
  • Network sniffing
  • Spyware
  • Wi-Fi hotspot impersonation
  • Possibly even cellular network vulnerabilities

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Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
  • Electronic Tracking
  • Uses either GPS or cellular triangulation
  • Is available for tracking family or employees
  • Can be quickly enabled on unattended phones
  • Some trackers are stealthy
  • Tracking services may be vulnerable to compromise

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Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
  • Electronic Tracking

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Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
  • Spam
  • Annoying (as always)
  • Can be costly
  • SMS spam may be charged per message
  • Email spam may include images which take more
    bandwidth
  • Can be used for Social Engineering
  • Can be used to trick users into calling or
    texting a chargeable number
  • Used for Phishing to trick users into giving up
    private info

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Threats to PDA Security - Understand the Risk
  • Malware
  • Send mass SMS and MMS messages
  • Dial premium-rate numbers without your knowledge
  • Delete or steal your personal information
  • Disable functions of the phone
  • Use up the battery much faster than usual
  • Send infected files to others (via email, Wi-Fi,
    Bluetooth etc.)
  • Transfer malicious code to a PC during
    synchronization
  • 30 of cell phone users in the U.S. receive
    e-mail attachments

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What You Stand To Lose
  • Your device
  • Your personal data
  • Your business data or trade secrets
  • Money, due to an increased phone bill from
    unauthorized calls or data use
  • Your reputation
  • Possibly corporate data on servers

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What You Can Do
  • Be Proactive
  • Configure user authentication and access controls
  • Apply critical patches and upgrades
  • Remove or disable unnecessary services or
    applications
  • Install additional security software

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What You Can Do
  • Maintain the security of your PDA
  • Maintain physical control of the device
  • Reduce exposure of sensitive data
  • Backup data frequently
  • Use encryption
  • Enabling wireless interfaces only when needed
  • Enable and analyze device log files
  • Test and apply critical patches in a timely
    manner
  • Evaluate device security periodically

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Physical SecurityDamage
  • Plan ahead
  • Use a PDA case
  • Use a screen protector
  • Use a surge protector when charging your PDA
  • Avoid using your PDA near liquids (or in the
    rain)
  • Use hands free options while driving
  • Dont lend your PDA to someone
  • Consider device insurance

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Physical SecurityDamage
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Physical SecurityTheft
  • Treat a PDA like a credit card
  • maintain control at all times and store it
    securely
  • Be especially cautious while traveling
  • Keep a low profile when using your PDA
  • Record your PDAs Identifying numbers
  • Engrave an ID number on it
  • Remove your data card
  • Dispose of properly

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Physical SecurityShoulder Surfing
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Physical SecurityShoulder Surfing
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Physical SecurityLoss
  • Enter your contact information in the owner
    fields
  • Set a repeating alarm to go off on a regular
    interval
  • Use a security sticker or label
  • Third party recovery services
  • IF YOUR PDA IS LOST, YOUR DATA MUST BE ASSUMED TO
    BE COMPROMISED!

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Physical SecurityLoss
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Security SoftwareBasics
  • Enable your built-in security
  • Configure to lock when inactive
  • Change any default passwords
  • Synchronize and backup data frequently
  • Remove or disable unnecessary services and
    applications
  • Don't store data on the SIM card
  • Use removable storage cards to store data
    separately

25
Security SoftwareAdd-ons
  • Password management databases
  • Intrusion detection
  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-spam
  • Personal firewall
  • Device content and memory card encryption

26
Security SoftwareCool stuff
  • Alternate authentication programs
  • Remote locking/erasure
  • Remote tracking
  • GSM SIM lock
  • Multimedia Card Security Standard

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Security SoftwareSIM change notification
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Security SoftwareIris Scanner
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Secure CommunicationsWi-Fi
  • Use only secured wireless networks
  • Verify the SSID
  • Use a VPN when possible
  • Disable Wi-Fi ad-hoc mode
  • Disable Wi-Fi when not in use

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Secure CommunicationsBluetooth
  • Disable the discover mode of your Bluetooth
  • Always require a password to pair a device with
    your PDA
  • Disable Bluetooth when not in use
  • Keep a list of paired devices
  • Configure Bluetooth for the lowest power setting

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Secure CommunicationsOthers
  • IR
  • Disable or block if possible
  • GPS
  • Disable when not using, if possible
  • USB

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Secure CommunicationsSoftware
  • VPN Clients
  • Phone firewall
  • SSH clients
  • ActiveSync lock
  • Email digital certificates

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What To Do If Your Device Is Lost Or Stolen
  • Make sure you have the following information
  • Serial Number
  • MAC Address (if Wi-Fi capable)
  • IMEI for GSM
  • If stolen, report it to the local law enforcement
  • Call your cellular provider and report the loss
  • At Purdue, report the loss to abuse_at_purdue.edu
    and provide the MAC address
  • Add your PDA's information to the "Stolen
    Computer Registry" - www.stolencomputers.org
  • Disable, lock, track, or erase it remotely
  • Change your passwords

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Outlook
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October Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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