home risk assement

  gaz7777gaz 14:14 24 Sep 07
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hi if i was to try and do a risk assement of my home on how to protect my pc where would i start?thanks.

  Pamy 17:27 24 Sep 07

would you explain in more detail what you want to do. Get good insurance approved locks to all access doors , or just virus protection for your computer?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:41 24 Sep 07

First of all List the risks
Theft
Software damage
Hardware damage
etc.

Second for each risk list the likely hood
Theft = of hardware = home security
Theft of software = computer security - firewall

Third appraise consequences
Loss of life saving info stored on PC
loss of livelihood - bank details - sensitive work docs
loss of sentimental - photos etc,

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:43 24 Sep 07
  Pamy 17:45 24 Sep 07

To Fruit Bat /\0/\, list add other people access to your computer

  gaz7777gaz 10:04 25 Sep 07

hi i have to do a home risk assessment for a it course but i am a novice and dont know where to start
or how to lay it down on paper can anybody give me a few pointers?

  gaz7777gaz 10:06 25 Sep 07

thanks pamy and fruit bat

  laurie53 10:20 25 Sep 07

You need to identify what risk you are actually assessing.

Is it the risk of fire, the risk of falling downstairs, the risk of flooding, break-ins, subsidence?

"One size fits all" rarely works for risk assessment.

  laurie53 10:21 25 Sep 07

Sorry, mis-read the thread. Didn't clock the fact that was PC related. (subsidence? lol!)

  gaz7777gaz 10:33 25 Sep 07

it is a ict security coures so i think it would be how is my pc at risk.

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