Practical Computer Security Steps:
The Internet has made several day to day responsibilities easier to accomplish
with the use of a computer and the Internet. However, using a computer to do
these tasks can provide an entry into your personnel information if you do not
take steps to protect your computer from attackers. The terms "Hacker", "Virus"
and "Worm" are terms you may be familiar with because of the media coverage
regarding computer security. You can protect your computer from many of these
threats if you follow the following industry "best practices".
There are several organizations that specialize in computer security. These
organizations maintain Web sites with information on practical computer security
steps. By following the recommendations of these organizations you can provide
a good baseline of security for your computer. Please reference the following
Web sites and articles for security steps to apply when using your computer:
Main Street Bank also provides additional articles on our Web site regarding securing your personal information.