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Talk:Consumer Best Practices

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(Todd: Most of these are mitigation actions and would need to be re-phrased as vulnerabilities)

Consider where the following fits:

- Don't run unnecessary services (Jim: how can we make this consumer-accessable? Dont use unnecessary software or services?; Todd: Yes, it would basically come down to, if you don't need a service or piece of software, don't run/install it. Think about not installing the yahoo toolbar, or running the web interface on your wifi, if you won't use them.)


- Password protect all devices (Jim: I like, suggested stronger beyond default - like iOS defaults are weak)

- Don't remember wifi networks (Jim: Might not be top ten worthy, but I agree. For myself I say "use whatever, but with a VPN"; Todd: This probably falls under Don't trust untrusted sources or lack of secure configurations.)

- Use an inactivity timeout to lock devices (Jim: I like, we might want a generic device top ten item that covers this and others; Todd: Could be. I'm thinking what the vulnerability would be, and I would assume this is a remediation (like the item below) dealing with physical security.)

- Do not leave mobile devices unattended in public places (Jim: Yes!)

- Encrypt mobile devices (Jim: Yes! But they are doing that by default these days; Todd: ture, but I'm not sure, for instance, that my MacBook is, or that my SSD USB drive is...)

- Learn to recognize threats (Jim: Filed under dont click on stuff?; Yes! amoungst others. Of course, just the fact they are reading and learning our Top Ten might be the remediation for this.)

- Do not mindlessly reply to popup windows (Jim: Agreed, see threat recognition?)

- Review credit reports and online accounts (Jim: Credit monitoring? Todd: Absolutely!)

- Use personal firewall (Jim: OS level enough? Todd: I think so.)

- A point to consider: How, if at all, does this play into the IoT?

New format

I changed the format around a little.

For each vulnerability, I phrased it as a vulnerability. I added some sections to the first one to get feedback on if that is the direction we would like to go. If so, I will continue to add to the items.