This class is geared to computer users (not IT staff). It brings
you up to speed on computer security issues so you can better avoid the
possibility of attack. Successful attacks against your computer can have
significant consequences that impact your company's financial health
and, possibly, your career.
Here's an example of the topics covered:
- Understanding your company's computer use policies
- Incident response
- Noticing changes
- Who should use your account?
- Installing your own software
- Choosing effective passphrases (passwords)
- Changing passphrases periodically
- Preventing shoulder surfing
- Leaving your computer unattended
- Dealing with E-mail from unknown sources
- Dealing with E-mail attachments
- Attaching files with dangerous content
- Using "portable" data file formats when exchanging data
- Examples of social engineering attacks
- Special issues with mobile computers (notebooks, PDAs, etc.)
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