Data Protection and Security for Personal Computers. A by R. Schifreen

By R. Schifreen

Tips on how to increase the confidentiality, availability and integrity of knowledge in your PC's and LAN's - simply and successfully. Written via the popular foreign specialist on computer safety, Robert Schifreen, this particular administration advisor is written for each defense unsleeping supervisor in a firm. functional, entire and simple to learn, this consultant will make sure that the reader knows every thing considering keeping the confidentiality, availability and integrity of knowledge on own desktops and native zone networks. detailed gains comprise: - absolutely laptop and LAN particular - sensible guidance and counsel - finished insurance of the subject - particular motion sheets for instant implementation - Step-by- step assurance, effortless to learn, with constrained technical jargon WHO should still learn THIS advisor: - notebook aid managers, safeguard managers, IT managers, revenues and advertising managers, body of workers officials, monetary administrators and all these accountable for company information. - Senior managers who desire to make sure that facts on their staff PC's is secure constantly. - Managers with little computing or defense event who desire to enforce a safety coverage all through a company. Please notice this can be a brief ebook

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When installing Windows, it is important to read the documentation carefully to ensure that you do not have one of the incompatible programs or machines. ME. When the Windows instal­ lation procedure asks if you wish to view this file, it is important that you do so. Never run a file de-fragmenter or backup utility under Windows while another program is running. The second security problem is not so easy to avoid, except by providing staff training. A novice user, sitting at a machine that he or she does not know how to use (any machine; not necessarily a computer), will typi­ cally press every button in sight in the hope of getting it to work.

Contact the PC Support department if you require access to your backup disks in the event of loss or corruption of one or more files. Backup disks may not be taken out of the building. [Where staff are linked to a network, it is worthwhile using a backup program that automatically backs up all workstations to the file server at regular intervals. ] Removal Of Company Data You may not take home information that relates directly to the activities of the company without permission from your Head of Department.

A thief, as has already been said, is only an honest man with 31 Data Protection and Security for Personal Computers opportunity. And once an honest man has discovered just how easy it is to become a thief, and how simple it is to steal valuable information with almost no possibility of detection, he wUl set his sights on higher things. If you're lucky, he'll start stealing notepads, paper clips and highlighter pens. If you're not, he'll look for yet more floppy disks. Revenge Someone who, in his opinion, has suffered at the hands of your company will often be tempted to seek revenge.

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