Computer Networking Security

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Information technology and computer networking play an important part of our everyday lives. We definitely depend on computers much more than we realize. Even for those of us who may not have a desk job, we use the computer at least a half a dozen times on our way to work. Our alarm, the coffee maker, our vehicle…almost every aspect of our life is influenced by computers. Technical support is utilized more than it should be. Several issues that the ordinary, average user faces can easily be resolved through basic “home remedies” that technical savvy computer professionals use. Everyone can be a computer networking genius with some basic training. There are several computer networking problems that the most basic user usually has on a regular basis. These range from phishing, viruses, data loss, bad or no security passcodes, disconnection from the network, and operational startup issues. All of these are, more than likely, caused by lack of knowledge of basic network setup, lack of security training, or careless keyboard frenzy. Data loss usually is rare because what most users do not realize is that the deleted files are stored in the computer systems RAM (random access memory) until it is overwritten by new files. Most users will get hysterical when they accidentally delete files, or are working on a document when the computer crashes or shuts down. What they do not know is that RAM will store a version of the document as long as it has been saved at least one time. Phishing, viruses, and hacking are the easiest things to avoid. If you are on a network, whether it is a small home network or a LAN at work, constant daily care can keep you computers safe. Running automatic virus software and keeping it up to date can resolve... ... middle of paper ... ...king is a simple form of communication and security is quick and easy if you take the time to utilize it. Computer networking is the key to inter-office, inter-company, and inter-world communications. It is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, and just like you would not leave your life savings anywhere except a secure bank, do not leave your personal and company information on just any network. Make sure it is a secure and up to date protected network with all of the proper safety procedures and passcodes in place. Works Cited Roberts, Becky. "The Ten Most Important Things to Teach Your Users." TechRepublic. 31 May 2006. Discovery Channel. 20 June 2010. . "Creating Computer Passwords." Scambusters.org. June 2010. 20 June 2010. .

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