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Security Issues

Author: 
Bucks County Comm College TECS Staff
Issue Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Description: 
There are several links to a site TechSupportAlert.com which deals with security issues of all kinds. These two links can lead you to other materials on that site. There's also a one-page paper which mentions several other good security sites to use. Both the security sites and the utilities appear to be PC-only.
Keywords: 
security freeware, free utilities, security sites
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Type: 
Reference Material : Article
Publisher: 
ACM TECS Workshop, Bucks County Comm College, Newtown, PA
URL: 
http://hdl.handle.net/2378/316
CSTA Classification: 

CD.L3A-01

Describe the unique features of computers embedded in mobile devices and vehicles (e.g., cell phones, automobiles, airplanes).

CI.L2-05

Describe ethical issues that relate to computers and networks (e.g., security, privacy, ownership, and information sharing).

CI.L3A-09

Describe different ways in which software is created and shared and their benefits and drawbacks (commercial software, public domain software, open source development).

CI.L3A-10

Describe security and privacy issues that relate to computer networks.

CD.L3B-04

Describe the issues that impact network functionality (e.g., latency, bandwidth, firewalls, server capability).

CPP.L3B-04

Explore principles of system design in scaling, efficiency, and security.

CPP.L3B-05

Deploy principles of security by implementing encryption and authentication strategies.

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