Chapter 17

Security

The following CompTIA A+ 220-802 Exam objectives are covered in this chapter:

  • 2.1 Apply and use common prevention methods.
    • Physical security: Lock doors, Tailgating, Securing physical documents/passwords/shredding, Biometrics, Badges, Key fobs, RFID badge, RSA token, Privacy filters, Retinal
    • Digital security: Antivirus, Firewalls, Antispyware, User authentication/strong passwords, Directory permissions
    • User education
    • Principle of least privilege
  • 2.2 Compare and contrast common security threats.
    • Social engineering
    • Malware
    • Rootkits
    • Phishing
    • Shoulder surfing
    • Spyware
    • Viruses: Worms, Trojans
  • 2.3 Implement security best practices to secure a workstation.
    • Setting strong passwords
    • Requiring passwords
    • Restricting user permissions ...

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