How can you safely surf at the coffee shop?

You’d like to use your laptop at the local coffee shop, but you’re concerned about the open Wi-Fi access. What Windows component can prevent others at the coffee shop from accessing your computer?

A) Anti-virus software

B) NTFS file system

C) Windows Update

D) Windows Firewall

E) Tall Caramel Macchiato with Soy Milk and Sugar-Free Vanilla

The answer: D) Windows Firewall

The built-in Windows Firewall creates a stateful firewall that allows applications to communicate out from your laptop, but prevents anyone else from sending unwanted information into your computer.

Want to know more? Watch “Security Fundamentals.”

Data security is the responsibility of everyone in the organization. In this module, we’ll examine some of the basic fundamentals of security such as authentication technologies, file system security, and social engineering.