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Considerations for network security;                11 GEN

  • use of a firewall
  • virus protection


For a network to work correctly  it needs to be protected from attack.


  • is a security item to protect a computer
  • it stops attackers from getting to your computer
  • on a home computer you can turn on firewall protection

Virus Protection

  • anti virus software is essential these days to prevent hackers getting to your home computer
  • keep the software updated regularly
  • turn off your computer if you are not using it
  • avoid sites which are known to have viruses, eg file download websites such as free game sites, porn sites, torrent sites, Facebook
  • never click a link in an email from someone you don't know

 For You To Do

  1. Make a list of the 5 worst websites for viruses.
  2. Explain how you can turn on firewall protection on your home computer.
  3. Explain how you can avoid getting viruses on your computer.
 Learn more... from wikihow on how to turn on or off a firewall
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