General security policies

General security policies affecting an employee using the internet are:

  • Social media networks/applications: Many people have social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, or Instagram. These sites store personal details about everyone who has an account and employees need to be careful with the information that they post on the sites. For example, you could put your date of birth, where you live, your personal preferences, and your email address. This information is a security risk and it could lead to a phishing attack or identify theft.
  • Cognitive hacking is where a computer or information system attack relies on changing human users' perceptions and corresponding behaviors in order to be successful. ...

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