Protecting Your Home Computer
Your home computer is a popular target for intruders. Why? Because intruders
want what you've stored there. They look for credit card numbers, bank account
information, and anything else they can find. But it's not just money-related
information they're after. Intruders also want your computer's resources, meaning
your hard disk space, your fast processor, and your Internet connection. They
use these resources to attack other computers on the Internet, or, they can
disrupt your home computer's ability to perform as intended.
Don't assume that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will offer all
the protections you need against home computer invasion.
The City of Seattle's Office of Information Security provides a series of training classes to help our employees
and members of our community learn how to protect their home computers. If you are interested in having us come speak
to you community group, please contact us at our email address. The slides we
use in our presentations are available for you here:
The following are some important information and more useful links that should
assist you in securing your home computer.
Resources & Helpfuls Links