As soon as you connect to the Internet, your computer and the programs and data stored on it are potentially accessible to the whole world, increasing your exposure to viruses, spyware and hackers. Fortunately, you can minimise the impact of these threats by configuring security settings on your computer and and ensuring that security-related software is kept up-to-date.
In this lesson, you will learn why it is important to secure your computer and how you can maximise security by configuring the security settings on your operating system.
On completion of this lesson, you will be able to:
• Explain the importance of securing a computer.
• Configure computer security settings using Windows Action Center.
• Identify the options for keeping your computer up-to-date.
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