PC Security

Definition: The phrase PC Security is related to securing a personal computer or workstation. The classification of a computer as “personal” may go beyond the idea that an individual owns the device. If the computer is or may be connected to a corporate network the concept of taking extra precautions and assuring its use under policy is entirely appropriate. The same is true if an individual who works at home and transfers data files from his or her place of employment and transfers data files to the business’ infrastructure.

Its Relevance: Following security best practices is appropriate in all circumstances when an individual or employee is working with a computer or interfacing with a network. The “rules” should be established by the organization and included in the information assurance policies.

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