How to Protect Employees and Consumers from Malicious Exploits - Slide 8

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Require strong passwords and educate users on effective password management to minimize the risk of account takeovers. Consider modernizing password/passphrase requirements. Include security questions with highly variable answers which are not publically discoverable on social networking sites. Consider requiring a) strong passwords for employees and restrict customers from using weak passwords, b) force password reset every 30 to 60 days, c) ensure services accounts are not used by staff or able to be used through customer facing applications, d) perform regular entitlement reviews and remove unused or terminated employee accounts immediately, e) limit the number of access attempts and force account shut down requiring administrative interaction.

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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