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Blog March 15, 2016

Making Security Fun – the Connectria Way!

Did you know that just having your computer connected to the internet exposes you to several computer security risks? Whether intentional or unintentional, the misuse of computers, network resources, or the Internet can result in the loss of or damage to computer hardware, software, confidential information, and data integrity.

At Connectria, we’re serious about security training and are always working to raise awareness with both employees and customers. Our most recent campaign kicked off in early February with an internal security quiz, and of course, prizes. Check out a few of the questions below – how do you fare?

Question 1: What should you do if you think your password has been compromised?
A.   Change your password
B.   Report the incident to the proper authorities, such as a systems administrator
C.   Check your accounts on other systems that may be compromised as well
D.   All of the above

Question 2: What is the biggest vulnerability to computer information security?
A.   Instant Messaging, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications
B.   Malware – virus, worms, spyware
C.   Spam, phishing attacks
D.   End users

Question 3: Which of the following is most important to install and keep updated on your personal home computer?
A.   Anti-virus software
B.   Firewall
C.   Spam filter
D.   Anti-spyware
E.   All of the above

We are also serious about fun. In addition to the quiz, our Compliance Team Lead passed out Mardi Gras beads with creative security tips to all our employees. Some of these tips included “Policies are security controls – they help you create them” and “Passwords are like dirty socks – they stink when left lying around.”

Stay tuned as we continue with our Security Awareness Campaign throughout the year. What does your organization do to educate stakeholders on security awareness? Let us know in the comments below!

**Correct answers: D, D, E

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