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Home Computing Security Risks




While the risks to standard home computer users are not as catastrophic in cost as those of small businesses and home office computer users, they are still substantial enough to not ignore.

The cost in lost data, missed emails, and possibly the theft of your identity all are significant enough to warrant consideration.

The time you spend now to take proactive measures to protect your computer and its information will far out weight the time it will take to recover from the losses you likely will suffer with out proper protection.

Typical Technical issues and risks addressed for Home Network  & PC users

  • Virus Protection - Are your computers currently infected with a virus? Are your virus definition up to date?, Data loss, Systems crashes, program corruption, and lost productivity are common risks associated with Viruses, Trojan horses and worms.
  • Intrusion detection - Hackers and other Internet predators may be attempting to exploit the security holes in your current computing solution, leading to theft of your data or identity, introduction of viruses, and damage to your computers.
  • Identity protection - Spyware may be tracking your online activities, purchases, even your credit card #s and PINs, waiting to send it back out of your system to someone else on the Internet.
  • Data Protection / Backups - Chances are your home computer stores vital, personal, financial, and maybe even legal information.  The loss of which could be disastrous to you, your family, and your financial status.  Providing an efficient, reliable, cost effective data protection - backup solution is important to home computer users.
  • Email - Unfiltered email exposes you to annoying Spam, or undesired "adult-content" emails, and their often associated viruses.
  • WEB site access - Providing employee access to web sites may be necessary for your business, but unrestricted, unmonitored access can expose you and your organization to substantial legal implications, including harassment lawsuits.. 
  • Access to the Internet - Unmonitored, unsecured internet access, especially with 
    "always on" broadband access, increases your risk of hackers gaining access to your system. (See Broadband clients for more details)
  • Other online Services - FTP downloads, Telnet access to your resources from the Internet, Chat software all can expose your local computers systems and files to the internet, as well as increased risk of Viruses, Trojan horses, and worms.
  • Local system security - Logging  on to your system as full administrator exposes your computer to increased virus risks, accidental key file and program deletion or data loss.