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Unformatted text preview: o f d o m ina nc e Showing off, revenge Mis d ire c te d c re a tivity Embezzlement, greed “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” NETWORKED SYSTEMS VS SECURED SYSTEMS SECURED Some platforms are more secure than others NET WO R KS O p e n C o m m unic a tio n Full Ac c e s s S EC UR I TY C lo s e d C o m m unic a tio n Full Lo c kd o wn Managers must strike a balance POPULAR FALLACIES POPULAR If I ne ve r lo g o ff th e n m y c o m p ute r c a n ne ve r g e t a virus If I lo c k m C o m y o ffic e d o o r th e n m y c o m p ute r c a n ne ve r g e t a virus p a nie s c re a te virus e s s o th e y c a n s e ll a n ti­virus s o ftwa re Mic ro s o ft will p ro te c t m e will P y IS t me? M c r ot e p AND A FEW MORE…. AND I g o t th is d is c fro m m us t b e o ka y m y (m o th e r, b o s s , frie nd ) s o it Y o u c a nno t g e t a virus b y o p e ning a n a tta c h m e nt fro m s o m e o ne y o u kno w But I o nly d o wnlo a d e d o ne file I a m to o s m a rt to fa ll fo r a s c a m Y o u c a n c a tc h a c o ld fro m a c o m p ute r virus My frie nd wh o kno ws a lo t a b o ut c o m p ute rs THINGS THE LIBRARY CAN DO THINGS AC T IO N P LAN: •Designate security support staff (and fund them) Make security awareness a corporate priority (and educate your staff) •Enable real­time protection •Update all vendor security patches •Subscribe to several security alert bulletins •Periodically reboot or re­load all computers •Control, limit or block all downloads and installs •Install anti­virus software on computers (keep it current) “It takes a carpenter to build a house but one jackass can knock it down” (Variously attributed to Mark Twain, Harry Truman, Senator Sam Rayburn) WHAT CAN THE LIBRARIAN DO? WHAT S e t b o o km a rks to a uth o rita tive : •anti­virus Web pages • virus hoax Web pages •public free anti­virus removal tools Provide patrons with: up­to­date information about viruses, etc. Confirm: that desktops have the latest anti­virus updates BACK IT UP BACK O ffline c o p ie s : G ra nd fa th e r/fa th e r/s o n (m o nth ly/we e kly/d a ily ) O nline C c o p ie s :...
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