Security Awareness

Being aware of security issues aids in recognition of security events. Security awareness is at least as much attitude and mind set as it is knowledge. The focal point of this section is presenting information to assist in obtaining an informed awareness of key concerns in IT security. Topics are linked below.

  • Identity Theft: a broad term for a general problem that is often, though not necessarily, related to financial fraud.
  • Key Logging: hardware and software to record keystrokes, generally used to steal passwords or financial information.
  • Phishing: social engineering used to convince users to provide sensitive information, usually for access to computing or financial resources.