1. Using a graphics program, design several security awareness posters on the following themes: updating antivirus signatures, protecting sensitive information, watching out for e-mail viruses, prohibiting the personal use of company equipment, changing and protecting passwords, avoiding social engineering, and protecting software copyrights. What other themes can you imagine?
2. Search the Web for security education and training programs in your area. Keep a list and see which category has the most examples. See if you can determine the costs associated with each example. Which do you think would be more cost-effective in terms of both time and money?
3. Search the Web for examples of issue-specific security policies. What types of policies can you find? Using the format provided in this chapter, draft a simple issue-specific policy that outlines fair and responsible use of computers at your college, based on the rules and regulations of your institution. Does your school have a similar policy? Does it contain all the elements listed in the text?
4. Use your library or the Web to find a reported natural disaster that occurred at least six months ago. From the news accounts, determine whether local or national officials had prepared disaster plans and if the plans were used. See if you can determine how the plans helped officials improve disaster repose. How do the plans help the recovery?
5. Classify each of the following occurrences as an incident or disaster. If an occurrence is a disaster determine whether business continuity would be called into play.
a. A hacker breaks into the company network and deletes files from a server.
b. A fire breaks out in the storeroom and sets off sprinklers on the floor. Some computers are damaged, but the fire is contained.
c. A tornado hits a local power station, and the company will be without power for three to five days.
d. Employees go on strike and the company could be without critical workers for weeks.
e. A disgruntled employee takes a critical server home, sneaking it out after hours.