Computer Support/Security/Best Practices

This lesson covers security best practices.

Objectives and Skills Edit

Objectives and skills for the security best practices portion of A+ certification include:[1]

Given a scenario, deploy and enforce security best practices to secure a workstation.
  • Password best practices
    • Setting strong passwords
    • Password expiration
    • Changing default user names/passwords
    • Screensaver required password
    • BIOS/UEFI passwords
    • Requiring passwords
  • Account management
    • Restricting user permissions
    • Login time restrictions
    • Disabling guest account
    • Failed attempts lockout
    • Timeout/screen lock
  • Disable autorun
  • Data encryption
  • Patch/update management

Readings Edit

  1. Wikipedia: Password policy
  2. Wikipedia: AutoRun

Multimedia Edit

  1. YouTube: Workstation Security Best Practices - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 3.4

Activities Edit

References Edit