Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Protecting against snoops, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-902) Part 6: Securing Computers.
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- Once your computer's up and running,…you've still got to watch out for security concerns.…One of the big issues we have while you're sitting there…happily working on your computer…is the concept called shoulder surfing.…Shoulder surfing is a social engineering feature,…which basically as the name sounds,…is people looking over your shoulder,…getting personal information, watching passwords,…all kinds of stuff.…So there's a few things you can do about that.…One of the big things you can do…is you can get a privacy filter.…Privacy filters are little screens…that you set right on top of your screen,…and it reduces the viewing angle.…
If you take a laptop like this can have a viewing angle,…well it depends on the laptop,…but this particular LCD screen,…I could have a viewing angle as much as 60 to 70 degrees…from perpendicular.…Even somebody sitting in the airport can read this,…and I don't want them to do that.…Privacy filters do a good job.…Oh heh, here's another little problem…that people walking by might run into.…
Security is one of the IT pro's chief concerns, and it's a big domain of the 220-902 exam. This course outlines the basic procedures for securing any computer, covering topics such as physical security, password protection, malware detection and prevention, and firewalls. CompTIA expert Mike Meyers also helps you understand how to dispose of data correctly and respond to security incidents.
After completing this course and the others in the series, you should feel prepared to ace the exam. Find your testing location and schedule a test at https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a.