Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Computer Security and Privacy Settings

Computer Security
    - firewall settings
    - secure internet connections

Examine different threats
     - spam, malware, viruses
Common measures to protect your privacy
What you need to know about privacy, security and safety on the social web (Jason Falls)

Sophos (Virus Protection) provided through Ohio University
    Benefits of Sophos
       - Security: excellent virus and malware prevention, detection, and removal
       - Fast performance: works in the background with low CPU demands
       - Recovery options: can install and clean the infection on device
       - Cross-platform support: works on Windows, Linux, and Solaris
       - Remote management: updates, upgrades, and infections can be remotely managed

Technology Depot
        Baker University Center, First Floor, 112

Methods to protect your computer
     - including your operating systems, software, and various data stored on your computer
How to boost your malware defense and protect your PC (Microsoft)

Secure online and network transactions
     - email, social media and social networking sites
Social media lockdown: 4 privacy features you won't find in your settings (Caitlin McGarry)
Make Your Online Transactions Safe & Secure
     .. email and social networking sites

Digital Literacy Topics

Digital Literacy Skills

Learn how to live mindfully in a digital era

Think about what you are doing and why you are doing it

Learn of the key benefits of expanding your scope of digital literacy and digital technology

Learn the importance of merging different resources together to advance your knowledge with coursework/projects
    - know how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information 

** If we are able to combine our individual efforts (students, peers, professors, advisers) wisely, enough of the right know-how can add up to a more efficient collegiate environment. **