Office Network Security -- How To Do It Sun, Sep 22 1:30-2:30 p.m.

We will discuss how network traffic and malware travels, and how technology can protect you from employees' mistakes. We will focus on practical steps you can take, or make sure your vendors and consultants take, to lock down your systems.

Attendees will learn how consultants and vendors should be using FOSS to set up a firewall to block unauthorized traffic, a proxy server to limit websites that staff can browse, a modified email client to stop dangerous email attachments, a full-featured FOSS phone system, parallel subnets and WIFI access points, and a VPN, to keep your sensitive data safe.

Using this information, you will be able to ensure that your vendors and consultants are setting up a safe network and that you and your staff are using it in a safe way.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the pathways by which malware can enter an office network.
  2. Explain how social engineering can be used to lead employees compromise the network.
  3. List the important technologies needed to protect the network from malware and social engineering.
  4. Evaluate which vendors' systems compromise your network security.
  5. Direct your consultants to implement effective network security.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.