International Computer Security Day is observed every year on November 30. This day is celebrated to create awareness on computer security issues and uplift people to secure the personal information stored on their computer. It is an unofficial holiday to check the basic security of your personal computer and protect all your data from ransomware viruses, identity theft, and more.
“It used to be expensive to make things public and cheap to make them private. Now it’s expensive to make things private and cheap to make them public.” – Clay Shirky
History of International Computer Security Day
It was first celebrated in 1988 to make awareness of computer security. It was the time when computers became common worldwide, especially there was a huge increase in the field of Business and even the Government. At that point, the internet was in its earlier stage. During the early days of modern computers, viruses and hacking have been spread moderately around. There was a development in technologies, which leads to an increase in the number of applications. Therefore, the Security risks began due to the usage of computers in banks, government offices, etc., Since the data stored on computers and servers are more important and valuable for the hackers to misuse or leak.
Other Celebrations on November 30
November 30 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate International Computer Security Day
The best way to celebrate Computer Security Day is by protecting your computer from security risks like
- High Password Protection
- Password Managers to generate random passwords
- Updated Antivirus Software
- Regular data backup
Share your ideas about Computer Security on Social Media’s by using the hashtag #InternationalComputerSecurityDay or #ComputerSecurityDay.
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