Combat security threats with user education.

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by nadirah, Dec 15, 2006.

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  1. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    More, more, more. When will it ever end? I took up the difficult task of educating myself about almost everything about computers. What I don't specialize in is web design and tools for web page design and content creation, and creating computer programs. My biggest worry is that of uneducated computer users.

    Some questions to ponder about:
    http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid45_gci1071931,00.htm

     
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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Education is key to everything, not just computers.
    If you wish to achieve a higher level of functionality, performance, experience, you need to invest in the education. It will present you with new ways of thinking and allow you to evolve - and improve your methods.
    Mrk
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    The trouble is: people do not want education beyond a certain point.
    We live in a "fast food" culture
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Let the "fast food" eaters suffer from health problems while I enjoy my olive-oil sprinkled cuisine.
    Mrk
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Don´t forget blue fish, green tea, colourful salads, seeds, fruits, abundant water
    Seriously, education has the power to change the world but we are too lazy:
    -PC security
    -Quality of goods and services
    -Environmental care
    -Government quality
    -Health care
     
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    Having taken courses from Anthropology to Zoology, I think I have information overload. o_O Too many areas to cover in under a set period of a lifetime. I hope I have all of eternity to catch up. :D
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    You don´t need to have a Ph.D in each subject or we are talking about geniuses? :D
    Just don´t be afraid and don´t give up too early
     
  8. Ice_Czar

    Ice_Czar Registered Member

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    the most potent tool in education is pain
    its the one hardwired at the biological level


    when it comes to computers,
    few are motivated to learn prior to the application of some sort of pain
    (those that seek the answers before experiencing the consequences show a marked intelligence)

    the problem isnt the lack of education
    the problem is the over inflated marketing spin of one stop solutions that actually muddy the waters.

    its a booming market and generally only once someone has a demonstrated subversion of their "security" will they be really motivated to "learn" the true complexity of the issue, which as we all know is constantly changing.

    I preached the gospel of security from my geek pulpit for many years (+50,000 geek parishioners)
    a few listened, but most where driven to real security and understanding only by the application of personal pain
    and loss
    and dont underestimate the willfully ignorant either
    those too obtuse to draw a cause and effect to their woes
     
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