Keep Your Computers Safe and Secure ©2008 Rob Clement All Rights Reserved www.boysbach.com
Introduction Beware you can lose your data sooner than you think. One lightning strike could be a catastrophe for you. A c...
What Is The Real Problem Challenge: Switch off your computer/s for a day. Keep the machine turned off  –  no cheating See ...
Keep Your Computer Safe 1 Place your computer in a secure location. Check out your security video Avoid high-visibility lo...
Keep Your Computer Safe 2 Is your power supply safe? Surge protection Battery backup Generator
Keep Your Computer Safe 3 Drinks and floods Get a new keyboard don't fix it! Portables and liquids do not mix! Keep your d...
Keep Your Computer Safe 4 Cleaning sprays can be deadly Fires and explosions happen: keep your computer data safe.
Traveling With Your Portable Backup data before traveling. One backup with you One backup leave behind Don't lose the port...
Protect Your Passwords If you use a computer at the coffee shop or Cyber cafe Log off e-mail and your bank account when yo...
Backup Options and Priorities 1 Backups are essential. Backup to magnetic tape is best. DVD or CD R/W discs otherwise Chec...
Backup Options and Priorities 2 Backup: Documents (My Document pre-Vista)‏ E-mails Other software's data:   e.g. The accou...
Backup Options and Priorities 3 Check the warranty on a fireproof safe. Make a decision do not leave to chance.
Backup Options and Priorities 4 Keep optical discs away from heat or light. Replace optical discs if they show problems. K...
Magnets Why are magnets so dangerous to computers? To wipe your data from a floppy disc or hard drive use fixed magnet.
Computer Operating System Discs Collect the boot and recovery discs for your PC Put them in a CD holder If you use a porta...
Your PDA Is “Part” Of A Computer. Do not forget your PDA. It is always vulnerable. Copy all data onto your PC regularly. B...
Simple Settings on Your Computer 1 Apply updates to your system Turn on your firewall. Include Vista Windows Defender. Set...
Simple Settings on Your Computer 2 Install software protection Anti-virus Internet Security Evaluate choices not just pric...
Simple Settings on Your Computer 3 Think about where to locate physical firewalls Turn off your computer when not in use
Spam Is Coming 1 What is Spam? Unwanted or junk e-mail. Beware of becoming a spammer. Check your spam folder often   or mi...
Spam Is Coming 2 Use spam blocking software. Use multiple e-mail addresses Get an e-mail provider who will stop spam.
Adware, Spyware and Malware 1 Spyware is software that enables an individual or company to see what web sites you are acce...
Adware, Spyware and Malware 2 Adware on the other hand will display adverts for various types of products and services ava...
Adware, Spyware and Malware 3 Malware is spyware in its worst forms, where in the end the malware will give all of your co...
Phishing and Identity Theft 1 Phishing and identity theft is big business. Ever received an e-mail from a reputable busine...
Phishing and Identity Theft 2 Identity theft someone steals your ID and passwords and then pretend to be you, stealing mon...
A Computer Virus 1 A computer virus is a program (or script)‏ it causes worry to the user or harm to the computer or both ...
A Computer Virus 2 Always have anti-virus updates paid for. Always update your anti-virus A Trojan horse appears harmless ...
A Computer Virus 3 Access the Internet without anti-virus etc is playing Russian Roulette Use the free service offered by ...
Online Scams 1 Do not trust everyone on the Internet. You cannot see their faces You cannot see their body language.
Online Scams 2 If someone appears too good to be true they probably are. They may appear a novice. They may appear an expe...
Online Scams 3 Do not give out your personal details Not your home address Not your date of birth Not your bank details No...
Online Scams 4 Check their ISP to see what country they are in. Check business address Check website pictures Check compan...
Conclusion Protect your computer. Secure your computer. Protect from virus, spam, spyware, adware, and malware. Make back ...
To Purchase a full copy of “ PC Safety and Security Manual” By Rob Clement Go to www.boysbach.com
Keep Your Computers Safe and Secure <ul><ul><li>With thanks to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.powerbacks.com   </li></ul><...
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Your personal and business information is a valuable asset. You store it carefully on your computer and then unless you keep your computer safe and secure you lose it all. Learn what it takes to keep your data and your computer safe and secure

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Keep Your Computers Safe And Secure

  1. 1. Keep Your Computers Safe and Secure ©2008 Rob Clement All Rights Reserved www.boysbach.com
  2. 2. Introduction Beware you can lose your data sooner than you think. One lightning strike could be a catastrophe for you. A computer is “cheap” and easily replaced. The information may be irreplaceable.
  3. 3. What Is The Real Problem Challenge: Switch off your computer/s for a day. Keep the machine turned off – no cheating See what you need to have right now. How much is that information worth? Options: Use Internet at Cyber cafe or library. What if you had your PC stolen or it was destroyed?
  4. 4. Keep Your Computer Safe 1 Place your computer in a secure location. Check out your security video Avoid high-visibility locations
  5. 5. Keep Your Computer Safe 2 Is your power supply safe? Surge protection Battery backup Generator
  6. 6. Keep Your Computer Safe 3 Drinks and floods Get a new keyboard don't fix it! Portables and liquids do not mix! Keep your desktop off the floor!
  7. 7. Keep Your Computer Safe 4 Cleaning sprays can be deadly Fires and explosions happen: keep your computer data safe.
  8. 8. Traveling With Your Portable Backup data before traveling. One backup with you One backup leave behind Don't lose the portable Don't have the portable stolen.
  9. 9. Protect Your Passwords If you use a computer at the coffee shop or Cyber cafe Log off e-mail and your bank account when you finish Protect your bank and personal details Your use of a computer at a Cyber cafe or coffee shop it could be monitored.
  10. 10. Backup Options and Priorities 1 Backups are essential. Backup to magnetic tape is best. DVD or CD R/W discs otherwise Check the results of your backup from time to time.
  11. 11. Backup Options and Priorities 2 Backup: Documents (My Document pre-Vista)‏ E-mails Other software's data: e.g. The accounts package.
  12. 12. Backup Options and Priorities 3 Check the warranty on a fireproof safe. Make a decision do not leave to chance.
  13. 13. Backup Options and Priorities 4 Keep optical discs away from heat or light. Replace optical discs if they show problems. Keep backup away from computer. Keep the original software discs safely. Backup any software you have downloaded. Always rotate a number of discs.
  14. 14. Magnets Why are magnets so dangerous to computers? To wipe your data from a floppy disc or hard drive use fixed magnet.
  15. 15. Computer Operating System Discs Collect the boot and recovery discs for your PC Put them in a CD holder If you use a portable take these discs with you.
  16. 16. Your PDA Is “Part” Of A Computer. Do not forget your PDA. It is always vulnerable. Copy all data onto your PC regularly. Back up your telephone numbers
  17. 17. Simple Settings on Your Computer 1 Apply updates to your system Turn on your firewall. Include Vista Windows Defender. Set your browser for max security. Consider an alternative browser
  18. 18. Simple Settings on Your Computer 2 Install software protection Anti-virus Internet Security Evaluate choices not just prices Do not open unknown e-mail attachments. Do not run programs, you do not know where they came from. Disconnect from Internet when not in use.
  19. 19. Simple Settings on Your Computer 3 Think about where to locate physical firewalls Turn off your computer when not in use
  20. 20. Spam Is Coming 1 What is Spam? Unwanted or junk e-mail. Beware of becoming a spammer. Check your spam folder often or miss important mail. Do not release your e-mail address to the Internet.
  21. 21. Spam Is Coming 2 Use spam blocking software. Use multiple e-mail addresses Get an e-mail provider who will stop spam.
  22. 22. Adware, Spyware and Malware 1 Spyware is software that enables an individual or company to see what web sites you are accessing, search your hard disc for “useful information” and also what your account numbers and passwords are.
  23. 23. Adware, Spyware and Malware 2 Adware on the other hand will display adverts for various types of products and services available on the Internet. Adware is annoying; spyware can be catastrophic to your computer and to you.
  24. 24. Adware, Spyware and Malware 3 Malware is spyware in its worst forms, where in the end the malware will give all of your computer information to a third party, mess up your web browser settings and your Internet sites and prevent you from using your computer as it runs so slowly.
  25. 25. Phishing and Identity Theft 1 Phishing and identity theft is big business. Ever received an e-mail from a reputable business or bank? Are they real? No they are Phishing for bank or credit card info?
  26. 26. Phishing and Identity Theft 2 Identity theft someone steals your ID and passwords and then pretend to be you, stealing money and arranging bank loans. Ask for personal advice for software to combat this
  27. 27. A Computer Virus 1 A computer virus is a program (or script)‏ it causes worry to the user or harm to the computer or both Computer virus detection is big business. Beware of special days like Friday 13 th , 9/11 etc
  28. 28. A Computer Virus 2 Always have anti-virus updates paid for. Always update your anti-virus A Trojan horse appears harmless or even helpful but it is harmful and may be deadly. Switch the Firewall on now.
  29. 29. A Computer Virus 3 Access the Internet without anti-virus etc is playing Russian Roulette Use the free service offered by Symantec or Kaspersky to check your computer. Shop around and ask for advice.
  30. 30. Online Scams 1 Do not trust everyone on the Internet. You cannot see their faces You cannot see their body language.
  31. 31. Online Scams 2 If someone appears too good to be true they probably are. They may appear a novice. They may appear an expert. They may appear to be average.
  32. 32. Online Scams 3 Do not give out your personal details Not your home address Not your date of birth Not your bank details Not your credit card details
  33. 33. Online Scams 4 Check their ISP to see what country they are in. Check business address Check website pictures Check company registration Check list of directors Before accepting any business proposal ALL THIS IS DUE DILIGENCE
  34. 34. Conclusion Protect your computer. Secure your computer. Protect from virus, spam, spyware, adware, and malware. Make back up so you never lose the data.
  35. 35. To Purchase a full copy of “ PC Safety and Security Manual” By Rob Clement Go to www.boysbach.com
  36. 36. Keep Your Computers Safe and Secure <ul><ul><li>With thanks to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.powerbacks.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for the backdrop </li></ul></ul>
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