Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Security Awareness

For this semester, i'm teaching Computer Security in four classes. Today is my second class and i always asked the same questions on each class about how often they update their operating system and applications? In most case, the answer is 90% never. It seems that their security awareness are still very low, which is my primary target and focus for this course to raise that level.

Computer security course is now a mandatory course which should be taken by second year students, so it's now considered an important course because we now lived in a digital world where threats came from everywhere, anywhere, and anytime. We should be able to defend ourselves against those threats at all cost. Learning simple things might do the tricks and it only requires small efforts to do so. The main thing is stay alert and keep updated with the latest news about security, because it never stopped threatening your assets.