My PERSONAL Computer

 

OPERATING POLICIES

 

We all just want to be able to use the Internet to "surf", chat, etc., and have FUN!

The best way to achieve this is to "play safe" and stay safe.

To give you an idea of what I mean, here is a general summary of my thoughts :

Be CLEAR-Careful, Legal, Ethical And Responsible about cyber-culture. Not everyone you "meet" in cyberspace is honest and friendly, even if they seem to be. In addition, If it's wrong in "real life," it's almost assuredly wrong in cyberspace, so if you wonder "should I do that," you probably shouldn't.

Don't share your password. You are totally responsible for your account and the contents of your personal WWW home page site.

Respect other users--don't harass, snoop, hack or misuse resources, and dont permit yourself to be harassed.

Don't falsify your identity or behave dishonestly.

Comply with copyrights.

Be aware that your electronic privacy is limited. You should ALWAYS assume that EVERYTHING you send by e-mail, post to a newsgroup or LISTSERV or post via a Web site (including your own) is totally PUBLIC and might be read by many people other than the recipients whom you think will see it. Put another way, always imagine that what you write electronically might appear on the front page of tomorrow's newspaper.

The following papers expand on these ideas (and more) and are intended to help you improve your safeguards.

So read now - and have FUN later!

 

SECURITY - General

DATA CLASSIFICATION

DATA SECURITY & CONFIDENTIALITY

GOOD SECURITY PRACTICES

VIRUS PROTECTION

HOME COMPUTER - HOUSE-KEEPING

INTERNET - Security

INTERNET - Copyright and Licensing

INTERNET - Email - Protocol

INTERNET - Email - Harassment

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