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UnNeighborly Security

Hack me now!I recently ran into some unneighborly security. It happens all the time to those of us who know how to build, upgrade, secure, and troubleshoot hardware and software.

I’m over at my neighbor’s house and he says, “Hey, you work with computers, so can you take a look at mine?”

There goes the afternoon.

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What IT Auditors Ought to Know – and Don’t!

Here’s my list of IT/security basics that I think IT auditors ought to know. If you can’t understand and audit these items, you do not know enough about technology to avoid having the wool pulled over your irises (not matter how good an auditor you are). The list is in no particular order.

If you’re a CISA or CISSP and you don’t know the following, I think you have some work to do.

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Security Awareness Tips

Update: See links to other sites at the end of this post. I’ll update as I find them.

If you want a good collection of security tips for yourself or others, check out the www.onguardonline.gov website . It contains  articles, videos, quiz  games, and tutorials about security topics.

The topics and tutorials are good; the videos and quiz games seemed to be geared for the younger generation. Even so, it would be a good link to send to grandparents and those who are curious, but hesitant about technology.

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Clean Your Purse & iPod

When’s the last time you cleaned out your wallet or purse or secured sensitive data on your hard drives?  Many of us intend to practice good security and protect ourselves at home, and many others don’t even give it a grey cell.

It’s time again to:

  • Change all your critical passwords for online banking, investment sites, email, password safe, etc. (see note #1 below).

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