Chapter One – Cyber Security Best Practices: Definitions
Admin: The system administrator account, usually reserved for IT to do maintenance and install new programs.
Anti-Malware: A piece of software that tries to remove unwanted software and programs that are usually installed by viruses.
Anti-Virus: A piece of software that prevents your computer from being exploited by looking for patterns in created files, running programs or network activity.
Automatic updates: Software updates that occur on their own to patch security issues. Usually initiated by your computer system without your explicit approval.
Firewall: A device that controls and restricts the internet access of your local network.
Router: A device that directs traffic from one network (usually the Internet) to another (such as your home or office).