Computer security can be complicated and intimidating for the average user out there. As an IT Admin, it’s up to you to assist users and explain the why - why you need a strong password, why backing up your data is important, why you should never connect to Wi-Fi without a password, etc.
Try an experiment: see how long you can use your computer without opening a web browser. That means no web search, no social media, no shopping, and no news. No browser also means you can’t use web apps: no web documents, no web databases, and no webmail.
Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are indispensable for many employees these days, but they can prove terrifying for IT administrators and security managers.
Hopefully you’ve never experienced the total frustration of dealing with a system infested with malware. It may take hours to detect and remove all of the malware-affected files on a system. Because of this, many IT people prefer a “clean install”, which erases the drive and replaces everything on it. But with a clean install, you’ll lose any information not saved elsewhere.
You open your laptop and connect to the “Free WiFi” access point, no password required. Just connect and browse. Convenient, but definitely not secure. When it comes to network security, there are (at least) four villains out there that threaten your data: an evil twin, a local snoop, a remote attacker, and a traffic interceptor. Each villain attacks a different part of the network, so you’ll need a different tactic to fend off each attack. Let’s review!
Information Technology administrators know the value of password security. Communicating the value of strong passwords to your end-users, however, can often prove to be a challenge.
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