Part 1: Security Threats
Provide an example of at least one security threat. This can be an actual threat to an organization. It can be an example of a “what-if” scenario. Discuss at least one way that this threat could have been minimized or prevented.
Phishing is one example of a security threat to pretty much anyone. Phishing is where a message, usually an email or text, is sent to you and it may look like a legitimate company/bank reaching out to you. These messages usually include a link, and these links can have malware embedded in them. They may also be asking for personal information. (Borges, 2021)
To minimize/prevent this threat include changing passwords regularly, not clicking on suspicious links, and installing firewalls. (Simister, 2021)
Part 2: Mobile devices
Compare desktops to laptops, tablets, and smartphones using best practices related to security. Discuss the best practices that you use or plan to implement on your mobile device(s).
Desktops tend to be more secure compared to mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, laptops, etc.) because of their stationary position making them easier to guard, and also because they tend to be on one source of the internet (rather it be Wi-Fi or cable). (Editor, 2019)
The practices I use to protect the security of my mobile devices is to keep software updated, I keep fingerprint/code locks on my phone, and try to avoid any unsecured networks.
Borges, E. (April 07, 2021). Ten Common Network Security Threats Explained. Retrieved on 7/11/22 from 10 Popular Common Network Security Threats Explained (securitytrails.com) (Links to an external site.)
Simister, A. (August 6, 2021) 10 Ways to Prevent Phishing Attacks. Retrieved on 7/11/22 from 10 Ways to Prevent Phishing Attacks (lepide.com) (Links to an external site.)
Editor, (October 16, 2019) Computers for a small business: Laptop vs. desktop. Retrieved on 7/11/22 from Computers for a small business: Laptop vs. desktop (techadvisory.org)