Category: Devices

Using Caution with USBs

Using Caution with USBs

What are the risks associated with using USBs? USB drives, sometimes known as thumb drives, are small, readily available, inexpensive, and portable, so they are popular for storing and transporting files from one computer to another. However, these same characteristics make them appealing to attackers. Attackers can use USB drives to infect other computers with

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Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices

Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices

Why is it important to dispose of electronic devices safely? In addition to effectively securing sensitive information on electronic devices, it is important to follow best practices for electronic device disposal. Computers, smartphones, and cameras allow you to keep a great deal of information at your fingertips, but when you dispose of, donate, or recycle

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Physical Security of Mobile Devices

Physical Security of Mobile Devices

What is at risk? Only you can determine what is actually at risk. If a thief steals your laptop or mobile device, the most obvious loss is the machine itself. However, if the thief is able to access the information on the computer or mobile device, all of the information stored on the device is

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Securing a New Computer

Securing a New Computer

Why is computer security important? Because computers play such critical roles in our lives, and because we input and view so much personally identifiable information (PII) on them, it’s imperative to implement and maintain computer security. Strong computer security ensures safe processing and storage of our information. How can I improve my computer’s security? The

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Data Security of Mobile Devices

Data Security of Mobile Devices

Why do you need another layer of protection? Although there are ways to physically protect your laptop, PDA, or other portable device, there is no guarantee that it won’t be stolen. After all, as the name suggests, portable devices are designed to be easily transported. The theft itself is, at the very least, frustrating, inconvenient,

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