Protecting Your Computer

Imagine that you been working on a confidential report for your supervisor. The report contains sensitive personal and financial information on some of the company’s major clients. After working for weeks on the report you are finally ready to share it with your supervisor.

There is only a single copy of the report on your computer. While you are off having lunch another employee uses your computer to check his social networking accounts and accidentally deletes the project report. Disaster!

To avoid such situations, you can take measures to secure the data on your computer. These include:

  • user identification
  • locking the computer
  • protective software
  • encrypting data
  • making backups

Next: User Identification