Chapter 29

Device Security Best Practices

Every part of a computer network needs to be secure to protect the network and the information it stores and transports. This chapter covers CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Objective 6.2: Explain methods to secure devices and best practices. In this chapter you learn how to secure devices using device best practices.

Foundation Topics

Securing Devices (Mobile/Workstation)

Device security is intended to protect the device itself and the network it is connected to. In the following sections you learn about the elements of device security, including antivirus, firewalls, password usage, safe browsing, and device and operating system patching/updates.

Antivirus/Anti-Malware

There’s a pervasive myth that only ...

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