General Computer Security
Workstations, especially public access workstations, have specific security considerations ranging anywhere from special third party lockdown software to customized operating system installations. Servers also have unique security considerations but they are normally hidden away behind the scenes. However, making sure servers are protected and secure is just as important as securing workstations.
There are many security considerations that can be applied to both servers and workstations alike. Operating system hardening is the process of modifying and locking down a standard default installation of an operating system, whether is it used as a server or a workstation. Another thing to ensure is that all computers are kept up to date with the latest patches and updates. Equally important is antivirus software, and it is crucial to have an understanding of the registry. All of these security features should be some of the first considerations when planning the installation of a server, staff workstation, or public access workstation.
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