Basic Security Checklist for Home and Office Users

by Anton Chuvakin
Sept. 24, 2017 0 comments Symantec checklist sucurity

As the complexity of information systems increases, security decreases. For example, Microsoft Word macro viruses and e-mail script viruses play upon the "ease of use" features embedded within Microsoft products. Such software is very complex, prone to containing multiple bugs and security vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, current trends indicate that software will become increasingly complex and less secure (even though measures are being taken to make them more secure). As the number of users on home and business networks naturally increases, the importance of user education rises accordingly. Security checklists offer a framework of secure behavior that can and should be implemented by all users, regardless of their level of expertise, the sophistication of application being used of the context in which it is being used.