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Imagine losing your computer in a fire. Think of all the documents, files, photos and videos that you wouldn’t be able to recover. That’s why backing up your data is so important. Backing up your files gives you some protection against accidental loss of data, file corruption, hardware failures, virus attacks and even natural disasters. 

 

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Malware is malicious software. The goal of most cyber criminals is to install malware on your computer or mobile devices. Once installed, attackers can potentially gain control of your system. 

 

Symptoms your computer might be infected with malware 

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Portable storage devices such as USB pen drives or hard drives can easily be moved and can store a large capacity of data. As organizations move toward digitizing their data, they become prone to data breaches and loss of confidential information. 

 

How can you secure your data in storage devices? 

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What is Software Piracy? 

It is the unauthorised copying and distribution of software without ownership and legal rights. Another form of software piracy is when you download a program illegally. Examples of software piracy include: 

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A computer virus is a program written to cause harm to a computer system and every computer user should install antivirus to protect your computer. Antivirus is software that aims to protect your computer from known viruses, trojans and worms. It helps to detect and remove any malicious software on a computer system. 

 

How do viruses affect your computer? 

  • Slow startup 
  • Slow performance 
  • Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Crashes/Unexpected shutdown 
  • Unable to access disk drives 
  • Unusual Error Messages 

 

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Most employees get work done through desktop computers, which is why security for desktop computers is so important. If an unauthorized person gains access into your work computer, your organization’s confidential information will be at risk. 

 

Best practices 

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