This chapter discussed computer security and why it is important to protect computer equipment, networks, and data. Threats, procedures, and preventive maintenance relating to data and physical security were described to help you keep computer equipment and data safe. Some of the important concepts to remember from this chapter are:
- Security threats can come from inside or outside of an organization.
- Viruses and worms are common threats that attack data.
- Develop and maintain a security plan to protect both data and physical equipment from loss.
- Keep operating systems and applications up to date and secure with patches and service packs.