2.0 Security

2.1 Apply and use common prevention methods.

  • Physical security

    • Lock doors

    • Tailgating

    • Securing physical documents/passwords/shredding

    • Biometrics

    • Badges

    • Key fobs

    • RFID badge

    • RSA token

    • Privacy filters

    • Retinal

  • Digital security

    • Antivirus
    • Anti-virus software is designed to protect your computer from certain types of attacks. Some work in conjunction with firewalls to prevent your computer from being used to pass infections on to other machines. Any computer that does not have up-to-date anti-virus and firewall protection can fall prey to viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats.

      Anti-virus programs should be updated on a regular basis. Commercial programs should be renewed and licensed at least annually, but the virus definition files used by these programs should be scheduled to update at the very least weekly.

    • Firewalls
    • A firewall is a system or group of systems that enforces an access control policy between two networks. Because it is a mechanism for enforcing policy, it imposes its policy on everything behind it. Firewalls can be configured to protect against unauthenticated logins from the remote devices, and still permit local users to communicate across the internet freely.

      Software firewalls usually work by filtering or blocking information to individual programs and are often integrated with antivirus software while hardware firewalls filter traffic before it reaches your computer and may be integrated within your router or exist as a stand-alone unit.

    • Antispyware

    • User authentication/strong passwords

    • Directory permissions

  • User education

  • Principle of least privilege


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