Essential Security Advice from Tony Bradley, About.com’s Guide for Internet/Network Security
“Security is a process, not a product, and computer security is everyone’s responsibility. You wouldn't leave the backdoor of your home or business open to intruders, and your computer merits the same prudence. Even Dodge City had a Wyatt Earp to keep order if things got out of hand. In the wild world of the Internet, there is no sheriff. With Essential Computer Security you can act as your own deputy by arming yourself with fundamental knowledge of the important aspects of computer security.”—Douglas Schweitzer, Sc.D., security expert and author of Securing the Network from Malicious Code
• Basic Windows Security • Passwords • Viruses, Worms, and Other Malware • Patching • Perimeter Security • E-mail Safety • Web Surfing Privacy and Safety • Wireless Network Security • Spyware and Adware • Glossary of Technology and Terminology
Tony Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP, is the Guide for the Internet/Network Security site on About.com, a part of The New York Times Company. He has written for a variety of other Web sites and publications including PC World, SearchSecurity.com, WindowsNetworking.com, Smart Computing magazine, and Information Security magazine. Currently a security architect and consultant for a Fortune 100 company, Tony has driven security policies and technologies for antivirus and incident response for Fortune 500 companies, worked as a network administrator, and provided technical support for smaller companies. He is an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) in Windows 2000 and an MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) in Windows NT.
He has on average over 600,000 page views per month and 25,000 subscribers to his weekly newsletter. He created a 10-part Computer Security 101 Class that has had thousands of participants since its creation and continues to gain in popularity through word of mouth.