What can protect you on a public network?

You’re interested in doing some work on your laptop at the local coffee shop, but you’re concerned with the security of the public wireless network. What can help protect your computer while you’re using this public network?

A) Two-factor authentication

B) DSL router

C) Personal firewall

D) Peer-to-peer networking

E) A big stick

The answer: C) Personal firewall

A software-based personal firewall can help protect your computer from attacks, and it’s especially useful when you’re on a public network. With this software-based firewall enabled, you’ll know that your computer is protected from unauthorized access while simultaneously allowing you to use the network normally. Don’t leave home without it!

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.