Basic Computer Security: Why everyone needs it
July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018
By Nathan Jackson, MCSA, A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+ –
As an IT professional, one of the things that I hear from people is: “I don’t have anything on my computer worth stealing so why do I need anti-virus? When I hear this I feel that they don’t understand their own worth and how easy it is to protect themselves.
So let’s look at what is stored on your computer/laptop/phone/tablet that someone else could take and sell to the wrong people.
So the answer to the question, “What do I have worth stealing?” is “quite a bit.” Much of our lives are tied up in our electronic devices. From our computers to our phones, even our appliances are becoming more interconnected. Everything we use stores information, and everything we use can come under attack by people who want that information, or the device itself. Your data is worth something, and so are you.
In the coming posts we will explore how to keep your data and yourself safe, topics learned in Empire’s information technology programs.
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