Computer Support/Security/Best Practices

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This lesson covers security best practices.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for the security best practices portion of A+ certification include:[1]

Given a scenario, deploy and enforce security best practices to secure a workstation.
  • Password best practices
    • Setting strong passwords
    • Password expiration
    • Changing default user names/passwords
    • Screensaver required password
    • BIOS/UEFI passwords
    • Requiring passwords
  • Account management
    • Restricting user permissions
    • Login time restrictions
    • Disabling guest account
    • Failed attempts lockout
    • Timeout/screen lock
  • Disable autorun
  • Data encryption
  • Patch/update management

Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia: Password policy
  2. Wikipedia: AutoRun

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

  1. YouTube: Workstation Security Best Practices - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 3.4

Activities[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]