Nigel Trevena, IT Security Advisor, Software Paradise:
A. Confidential data is any information you don’t want others to access without your permission for example, your home address, phone numbers and bank details etc. Most people store this sensitive data on their computers.
If an unauthorised person gained access to this sensitive data, they could potentially alter any information or use it to make purchases or commit identity theft.
• Only store sensitive information on your computer if it is absolutely necessary.
• Encrypt files containing confidential data.
• Physically secure your computer with a lock to deter and prevent theft.
• Set your computer up to ask for a password at start-up.