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Secure and Maintain Your Computer Lab Secure and Maintain Your Computer Lab Presentation Transcript

  • How to Secure and Maintain Your Computer Lab August 6, 2008 Facilitator: Kami Griffiths Presenters: Claire Murray and John Neale Sponsored by ReadyTalk Remember to call: 866-740-1260 Code: 6339392
  • Using ReadyTalk
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    • Mute = *6, Unmute = *7
    • If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you.
    • If you lose your phone connection, r e-dial the phone number and re-join.
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  • How to Secure and Maintain Your Computer Lab Facilitator: Kami Griffiths Presenters: Claire Murray and John Neale Sponsored by:
  • Today’s Speakers Kami Griffiths Volunteer: Chris Peters Claire Murray John Neale
    • Uptime
    • Security
    • Accessibility
    Important aspects of managing public computers
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  • Local Policy Settings: no Domain
    • Policies must be set on each computer
    • “ User Rights” & “Security” will be primary concern
    • Permissions can be set based on logon group (admin, user, power user, etc.)
  • User Rights Policies are Extensive
  • Security Permissions also Extensive
  • Policies have various options
    • Depending on the selected security item
    • Can Enable or Disable the selected feature
    • May be able to discriminate which users have access to certain features
  • Domain Policies
    • Extensive number of items to select from
      • All the selections as local policy plus more
    • Can affect all users or selected users/group
  • Domain Policies Set policy based on Logon Script Set access limits based on logon or group
  • Domain Policies: Many Options
    • Too many to specify; should read carefully
    • Can get yourself locked out if not careful
    • Ask for advice from knowledgeable admin
  • Tracking Updates & Issues
    • Excel spreadsheet for weekly update checks
    • Access database for reporting problems/issues
  • Red Background & Extension Cords
    • Red Background means admin logon is being used
    • Alerts staff that patron should not be on computer
    • Set screen saver to require logon automatically for admin logons; not required on patron logons
  • Reception can see all display screens
  • Tabs on cover & base for locking
  • Zip Ties Keep Items on Desktop Zip Ties connect “easily taken” speaker & USB extension cords to the keyboard or mouse cable. Items can be moved easily from right to left of monitor to accommodate left-handed users.
  • USB & Speaker Extension Cords
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  • The 10 Commandments for this Computer Lab (sample)
    • There shall be no food in the lab.
    • There shall be no drink in the lab
    • There shall be no streaming video in the lab.
    • There shall be no streaming games in the lab.
    • There shall be no cell phone usage in the lab.
    • There shall be no pornography downloaded are viewed in the lab.
    • There shall be no changing of system settings.
    • There shall be no sleeping in the lab.
    • There shall be no children in the lab unless accompanied and supervised by an adult.
    • There shall be payment of $.10 per page after the first 10 pages for printing.
  • Acceptable Use Policy (sample)
    • Austin Free-Net welcomes you to this lab. We want this to be a safe and comfortable place for everyone to use the computers and to access the Internet. Young people and adults are all expected to share this lab responsibly. Austin Free-Net facilitates access to information and maintains a "Freedom of Information" policy. As such, we are not responsible for the content available to our customers on the Internet. Nonetheless, our partners may decide on a different policy of their own. Parents/guardians are encouraged to learn about the Internet and advised to supervise their children's Internet sessions. While Austin Free-Net has a "Freedom of Information" policy, we do not condone the use of our public access sites for illegal activities. Please note that it is ILLEGAL:
    • to view any pornographic content when minors are present
    • to show any pornographic content to a minor
    • to view or produce child pornography
    • Austin Free-Net staff or volunteers may immediately end such Internet sessions, notify police, or refuse use of this or other AFN sites to anyone found engaged in such activities." To view AFN's "Freedom of Information Policy" and to learn more about these issues, please visit www.austinfree.net/freedom.html. Thank you,
    • Austin Free-Net
  • Q & A Raise your hand to ask a question, or type the question in the chat box.
  • Important Resources
    • MaintainIT Project
    • CTCnet
    • WebJunction
    • Neighborhood Networks
    • The Center for Accessible Technology
    • Austin Free-Net
    • Murray Associates
    • Disk protection
    • Internet filtering
    • Working with volunteers
    • Laptop checkout
    • Wireless internet
    • Reservation/Time Management Software
    The MaintainIT Project www.maintainitproject.org
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  • For More Information Contact: Kami Griffiths 415-633-9392 [email_address] www.techsoup.org