CIS 101 TC WK 10 Suspicious Communication on The Internet Discussion


How can you stay secure online?

IMPORTANT NOTE – Prepare for your discussion forum response:

  • Review the Discussion Forum Overview. <<<CLICK THE LINK<<<
  • Complete your weekly webtext reading because the discussion question draws on concepts presented in the webtext.

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  • Reflect upon and analyze a past situation with suspicious communication.


  • GREETING: Include a welcome that greets Team Bonner and your fellow classmates (For example: Hello Everyone!).
  • PARAGRAPH 1: Have you or someone you know received a suspicious communication?
    1. Can you describe the situation in which the suspicious communication was received?
    2. How did this suspicious communication come?
    3. Why was this communication suspicious? What made the communication seem illegitimate?
    4. What was the response to the suspicious communication?
    5. Were there any repercussions from receiving this suspicious communication?
  • PARAGRAPH 2: What steps can you take when a suspicious communication is received?
    1. Do you have up-to-date anti-virus software on your computer? Why or why not?
    2. Do you believe that anti-virus software would have been effective to help in the aforementioned situation in paragraph 1?
    3. Upon review of the tips in the webtext, what would be different in the situation from paragraph 1?
    4. What other habits do you think will help with future suspicious communication?
    5. What is one piece of advice you would give a new student coming into this course on how to be safe online?