Training, training and more training

Training should never be overlooked in securing Windows systems. Contributor Tony Bradley offers his insights.

The following tip is one of six steps to help you protect Windows systems from bi-modal attacks. Click to return to the main page.


Harlan Carvey, author of Windows Forensics and Incident Recovery, says "Properly trained administrators can configure and administer boxes so browsers and e-mail are less an avenue of attack for virus and worm authors. Properly trained personnel will know not to bring in CDs from home or connect removable storage devices (ie, iPAQ pocket PCs, thumb drives, digital cameras, etc.) to company computers ... and report those who do."

Training is one of the first things to be cut from corporate budgets (usually just before or after security), but the basic, simple truth is that good training provides more value than the tools and equipment it takes to try and compensate for the lack of training. Having personnel trained to recognize malware when they see it is an essential and valuable weapon against malware.

More information:

  • Checklist: Get Joe User to limit his own actions
  • Tip: Combat security threats with user education
  • Tip: Get educated on URL spoofing scams

  • Click to return to the main page: Battling malware on multiple fronts
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