In the last of Robert’s series we look at his top 10 tips for staying safe at home on the computer.
Home users have become scapegoats for security lapses, such as the spreading of viruses, and for allowing the construction of botnets. As I mentioned in earlier posts, home users can find it difficult to secure their PCs and this can lead to problems for business.So do they deserve censure? No, they deserve our help.
There is now synergy between the security needs of home users and the needs of business that could be exploited to raise security levels across the board. Security professionals can have a bigger role in keeping this important constituency secure. One lesson we have learnt in the security profession is that there is little point having a huge policy document if no one reads it. Digesting and communicating the key messages is a priority. [Read more...]