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Locking the Door.

Locking the Door

Locking the Door teaches computer users that computer system data and hardware need to be protected just like any other corporate asset.

Based on actual case histories, the video dramatizes common computer security breaches. The format is dry but easy to understand. The setting is a staff meeting with flashbacks to particular security breaches.

The company discovered numerous leaks in its private personnel files, disclosures of secret details about mergers, unauthorized alteration of quality control reports, theft of marketing data, and sabotage. It felt invaded. A computer security review, however, showed that all leaks were directly related to carelessness.

Viewers are reminded that simple carelessness is a greater threat to computer security than deliberate acts, fraud, and intentional incidents. The results of carelessness in this case study cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuits and fines. This is an important message to remember -- protect information carefully.

This video offered the following simple, commonsense suggestions to protect corporate data:

* Restrict data access to authorized users.

* Protect diskettes, store them securely, and make backups.

* Remove physical hazards around terminals.

* Don't make or use illegal copies of proprietary software.

* Log off and lock up when you leave your terminal.

* Keep your password to yourself.

The rules in this video are clear and as basic as locking your door when you leave home. But the video is a worthwhile reminder to computer users and new employees unaware of computer security hazards.
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Author:Sobol, Michael I.
Publication:Security Management
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Sep 1, 1990
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