Computer Security Risks to Home Users

What is computer security risk? Information security is concerned with three main areas: Confidentiality – information should be available only to those who rightfully have access to it Integrity — information should be modified only by those who are authorized to do so Availability — information should be accessible to those who need it when they need it These concepts apply to home Internet users just as much as they would to any corporate or government network. You probably wouldn’t let a stranger look through your important documents. In the same way, you may want to keep the tasks you perform on your computer confidential, whether it’s tracking your investments or sending email messages to family and friends. Also, you should have some assurance that the information you enter into your computer remains intact and is available when you need it. Before we get to what you can do to … Continue reading