ERIC Number: ED327156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Computer User's Guide to the Protection of Information Resources. NIST Special Publication 500-171.
Helsing, Cheryl; And Others
Computers have changed the way information resources are handled. Large amounts of information are stored in one central place and can be accessed from remote locations. Users have a personal responsibility for the security of the system and the data stored in it. This document outlines the user's responsibilities and provides security and control guidelines to be implemented. These protective measures include: (1) protect user area; (2) protect user password; (3) protect user files; (4) back up user data; (5) lock up storage media containing sensitive data; and (6) report security violations. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Confidentiality, Databases, Information Management, Information Retrieval, Microcomputers, Users (Information)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.