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The smartphone is here to stay (at least for now). According to Nielsen, 55% of people buying a new phone bought a smartphone, up from 34% a year ago. This means that many people are walking around with a hand-held computer containing their personal information and used to access online information including banks, healthcare and social media sites. But these phones suffer from the same security problems as computers including malware, phishing, and malicious links. And new apps coming out all the time! In this interactive discussion we will look at 10 tips to help keep our personal data safe when using a smartphone.

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  • 1. Outsmarting Your Smartphone Barry Caplin Chief Information Security Officer MN Department of Human Services [email_address]

2. Happy Cyber Security Month! 3. 4. Weve Come a Long Way TAI-43 Field Phone ca 1940 AD Stone Tablets ca 1500 BC Motorola PT300 ca 1970 5. Weve Come a Long Way Brick Phone ca 1983 Car Phone ca 1990 First Android Phone ca 2008 Shoe Phone ca 1965 First iPhone ca 2007 6. Whats So Smart? 7. Whats So Smart? 8. Productivity Tools 9. 10. 11. 12. v. 13. Top 10 tips to keep your phone and data safe 14. Top 10 Tips

  • Set a Password

15. Set a Password iPhone: Setting > General > Passcode Lock 16. Set a Password Android: Settings > Security > Screen Lock 17. Top 10 Tips

  • Set a Password
  • Download software updates

18. Automatic Updates 19. Top 10 Tips

  • Set a Password
  • Download software updates
  • Use Protection anti-malware; backup; locate; remote wipe

20. Anti-Malware

  • iPhone
  • iOS and Mac malware does exist!
  • Not many choices

21. Anti-Malware

  • Android many choices
  • dottech.org 5 best free: Lookout; Webroot; AVG; NetQin; Dr. Web
  • Pcworld.com top 5: Lookout; Norton; WaveSecure; AVG; NetQin

22. Most also Backup and Find Your Phone!

  • Android many choices
  • dottech.org 5 best free: Lookout; Webroot; AVG; NetQin; Dr. Web
  • Pcworld.com top 5: Lookout; Norton; WaveSecure; AVG; NetQin

23. Lost Phone

  • iPhone many choices
  • Free: Find My iPhone
  • All - Usually needs to be on and some need GPS

24. Top 10 Tips

  • Set a Password
  • Download software updates
  • Use Protection anti-malware; backup; locate; remote wipe
  • Be Careful Downloading Apps

25. Downloading Apps

  • Use known sites
  • How many downloads?
  • Check user reviews

Apple App Store Android Market Amazon AppStore 26. Authorized Access 27. Apps Want Your Data 28. Apps Want Your Data 29. Top 10 Tips

  • Set a Password
  • Download software updates
  • Use Protection anti-malware; backup; locate; remote wipe
  • Be Careful Downloading Apps
  • Smishing look before you click

30. Dont Click, Dont Call 31. Top 10 Tips

  • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
    • if you can connect for free, so can any attacker

32. Top 10 Tips

  • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
  • http:// = no credit cards or personal info

33. Top 10 Tips

  • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
  • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
  • Help Your Phone Find You

34. Screen Lock Contact Info 35. Screen Lock Contact Info

  • iPhone:
  • New Note
  • Add Contact Details
  • Screen Shot
  • Photo App
  • Set Wallpaper

36. Top 10 Tips

  • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
  • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
  • Help Your Phone Find You
  • Turn Off Bluetooth

37. Turn off Bluetooth 38. Turn off Bluetooth

  • iPhone:Settings > General > Bluetooth, set Bluetooth to Off
  • Android: Settings > Wifi and Networks > Bluetooth, set Bluetooth to Off

39. Top 10 Tips

  • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
  • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
  • Help Your Phone Find You
  • Turn Off Bluetooth
  • Keep Your Phone in Jail
    • Dont jail-break your phone

40. (bonus) Top 10 Tips

  • LastPass best password vault/password manager(free for PC; $ for smartphones)
  • Also Consider Apps For:
  • GPS/location
  • Battery life
  • Task killer
  • Memory/SD card management
  • Music/podcasts/video
  • And use a screen protector!

41. Top 10 Tips

  • Set a Password
  • Download software updates
  • Use Protection anti-malware; backup; locate; remote wipe
  • Be Careful Downloading Apps
  • Smishing look before you click
  • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
  • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
  • Contact Info Screen
  • Turn Off Bluetooth
  • Keep Your Phone in Jail

42. Discussion Slides on InfoLink