How to Protect Employees and Consumers from Malicious Exploits - Slide 11

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Enable encryption on all wireless routers and access points and hide your SSID (Service Set Identifier Names), or name it to help ensure that SSID does not provide details which identify your business. Change your keys frequently to help prevent key disclosure or unauthorized use. If you are providing free wireless services, limit how and when your network can be used, monitor usage and keep the network isolated from your business network.

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently released their “2011 Top 10 Recommendations to Help Businesses Protect Consumers from Being Fooled.” This document includes a list of techniques and procedures, which can easily be implemented to help businesses and government agencies protect their customers' and employees' personal and financial data from being compromised. OTA developed the list to address the most common and dangerous threats based on a review of thousands of fraudulent emails, data breaches, hacking, and identity theft incidents.

The 2011 Top 10 recommendations address the most frequent exploits including malicious email, phishing and deceptive websites as well as emerging threats impacting online trust and confidence. In addition, OTA encourages businesses to review existing OTA best practices to protect the DNS and users' data and privacy.

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