Computer Awareness Training

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Computer Awareness Training

  1. 1. Computer Awareness Training Tyler Jennings 1/26/09
  2. 2. Training Covered • Password policies • Email best practices • Social Engineering Education • Backups and data storage • Anti-virus
  3. 3. General Password Knowledge • Never Write Down or store near your computer • Do not use simple dictionary passwords • Never allow users to watch you enter your password. • Passwords should contain 8 characters, numbers, and symbols • Change passwords every 4 months
  4. 4. Email Standards • Never open email attachments from unknown sources • Don’t open links in Emails from unknown sources • If you receive emails from an unknown source delete them from your inbox and deleted folder
  5. 5. Social Engineering • Never give your password to anyone, regardless of who they say they are. • Don’t leave sensitive information intact, or stored on insecure devices • Use discretion when checking emails, don’t open spam and most importantly don’t divulge any information
  6. 6. Backup any Information you intend keep • When it comes to hard drives: its not will it fail its when it fails • Backup work related information onto a separate storage device (thumb drive, network storage, external hard drive)
  7. 7. Anti-Virus • Keep your Anti-virus up-to-date • If your Anti-virus software isn’t centrally managed and controlled. Manually install a authorized anti-virus and keep its signatures updated.
  8. 8. General Guidelines • Never divulge sensitive or confidential information to unknown sources. • Follow the acceptable use policy of your organization • Keep your passwords secure • Backup Critical Data

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