The December 2012 SANS OUCH! Monthly Security Awareness Newsletter for Computer Users has been published. It’s subject is how to secure a computer, new or used, before you use it; and how to avoid Internet and email scams. It covers the following seven steps:
- Starting Secure
- Updating Your Computer
- Security Software
- Accounts and Access
- Security On The Go
- Using The Computer
These tips are the globally accepted computer security best practices for securing a computer. And yes, they are the same practices this blog has espoused many times. However, SANS is a highly respected educator and research organization, and these articles are well-written and easily understood. I highly recommend you read it.
Reference: SANS Seven Steps to a Secure Computer
Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.
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