ERIC Number: ED417725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Securing PCs and Data in Libraries and Schools: A Handbook with Menuing, Anti-Virus, and Other Protective Software.
Benson, Allen C.
This handbook is designed to help readers identify and eliminate security risks, with sound recommendations and library-tested security software. Chapter 1 "Managing Your Facilities and Assessing Your Risks" addresses fundamental management responsibilities including planning for a secure system, organizing computer-related information, assessing the risks that threaten your system, and disaster recovery. Chapter 2 "Writing and Implementing Security Policies, Standards, and Procedures" covers writing and implementing security policies and training staff. Chapter 3 "All about Hackers and Hacking" explores why and how hackers hack personal computers. Physical security issues are addressed in chapter 4 "Physical Security in Schools and Libraries," while chapter 5 "Front-end Security for MS-DOS and Windows" covers front-end security for MS-DOS and Windows. Chapter 6 "Protecting Against Damage from Viruses" explains how to protect a system against major damage from viruses. Privacy issues are discussed in Chapter 7 "Methods and Procedures for Maintaining Privacy". Chapter 8 "Internet-related Security Issues" explores Internet-related security issues ranging from anonymous remailers and anonymizers to cookies and Java applets. An appendix describes the programs included with the CD-ROM that accompanies this book; it contains over 60 field-tested, hacker-resistant freeware and shareware programs that increase computer security instantly. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Information Systems, Internet, Library Automation, Library Policy, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Vandalism
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick St., New York, NY 10013; www/neal-schuman.com ($125).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Includes CD-ROM with same title.