A presentation for ASCE 2019 Student Symposium
April 11, 2019
It proved you don't have to be sophisticated do a lot of damage — Richard A. Clarke, former Counterterrorism official at the National Security Council
The podcast Darknet Dairies did an episode on the Saudi Aramco cyberattack. Here's a clip of that episode titled Shamoon.
And by "paranoid", I mean "extra-cautious.
Cybersecurity policies include things such as…
It's good to have a healthy dose of skepticism.
Did you get an email that looks suspicious? Don't open it, simply forward it to IT or mark it spam.
You have a file named
roadWay_project_01.cadwill be your working copy
roadWay_project_01_copy1.cadwill be saved elsewhere, like a company server or external hard-drive.
roadWay_project_01_copy2.cadcan be saved to cloud storage or on an external hard-drive that is offsite from the office.
You may be thinking "I'm I supposed to redo this strategy every time I make a change to my project?"
I see this often, Windows decides to update and it breaks your computer or deletes a project file. Well if you have a backup you can breathe a bit easier. When you get your computer working again you can continue working from the backups.
When moving between versions of AutoCAD for example, a 2018 AutoCAD file may not open or work in the AutoCAD 2019. But having a backup can spare you a lot of headaches if you decided downgrade back to 2018.
You are assigned to work on a project and when you complete your portion you hand it off to the next engineer. The hand off doesn't go smoothly and the file ends up corrupted. Or say your coworkers computer is no longer working and they lost all their work. With a backup you can resend the file and work can continue.
Imagine if you used the same password for your personal/work email as you did for LinkedIn. Hackers would theoretically have access to both your LinkedIn and your email.
Use a passphrase for those occasions.