Circles of Trust

     Jack, "I mean, can you ever really trust another human being, Greg? "

     Greg, "Sure, I think so."

     Jack, "No. The answer is you cannot. Some people can never be in the circle of trust."
Jack Byrnes to Greg Focker in "Meet The Parents."


The Circles of Trust
Circles of Trust




Your Internet safety and security has several circles of trust. Be careful who you let into your circles. This is the final post for my series, "Cirlces of Trust?"  The final layer of  Internet safety and security - you.

Layering security isn't a new concept. It is a tried and true method of protection. If they scale the cliffs and reach the castle moat, you're still ok. If they get through the alligators in the moat and reach the draw bridge, you're ok. If they get accross the draw bridge and reach the castle gate, your still ok.

If they reach you... On guard! Grab your weapons! Put up your Dukes! Lock up your Princess! Defend your castle!

Prepare and maintain your defenses well. Post many guards around your walls. Be proactive.

  • Be aware. 
  • Learn the risks. 
  • Read about threats. 
  • Don't steal media or software.  
  • Scan your downloaded files.
  • Check out URLs and website certificates. 
  • Don't Email secrets. 
  • Keep your AV, OS and other software updated. 
  • Check your FW and Router configurations.



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From The USA Educational Foundation: Internet Safety For Adults


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From US-CERT:
Advice about common security issues for
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