Task 2.8: Locking the Computer Using an Idle Time-out

One of the most common insider attacks on systems occurs when users walk away from their computers and fail to lock the desktop. Locking the system should be a heavily stressed part of security-awareness training for all users, but users often forget.

Scenario

You are an administrator responsible for the maintenance and security of the workstations in the organization. You want to maximize security even when the supposedly well-trained users forget to lock their systems when stepping away from them.

Scope of Task

Duration

This task should take 20 minutes.

Setup

You will demonstrate the ways to manually lock a computer in a way that users should accomplish prior to stepping away from the systems. ...

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