CompTIA®A+ Core 2 Exam Notes : Common Prevention Methods

3. Computer Security

3.2 Common Prevention methods

Security Methods:

1. Anti-virus software, and Spyware software can be used to clear malicious programs from a computer. Also, note that you need to install up-to-date Service Packs, and patches.

2. It is recommended that the backup tape is stored at a location away from the building where the backup was taken. For most companies, backups contain important data and loosing backups may affect the continuity of one's business. If a backup is stored in the same building, it may get damaged in fire or any other natural calamities along with the computers. As a result, both the server, as well as back fail at the same time. Therefore, it is recommended to store the backup at a different location.

3. Mantraps are physical security devices or constructions designed to entrap a human. a man trap refers to a small space having two sets of interlocking doors, such that the first set of doors must close before the second set opens. They are also known as air locks in the security industry. Mantrap effectively prevents tailgating, in which an unauthorized person may enter a restricted premises simply following an authorized person.

4. Remote Wipe: Use this feature when a device is lost or stolen to erase all data on the device and reset the device. A remote wipe removes all device-based data like mail, calendar, and contacts from the device, but it may not delete data stored on the device's SD card.

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