World observed Computer security day on November 30


All over World observed Computer security day  on November 30 of each year. On November 7, 1988, the world experienced the worst computer virous outbreak known as Jerusalem. This virus is activated whenever the 13th day of the month is a Friday. On this year the Association of Computer Security Day created the Computer Security Day.

Computer Security Day is an annual event that is observed worldwide. It was started in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer related security issues. The goal of Computer Security Day is to remind people to protect their computers and information. Officially, Computer Security Day is November 30th. However, some some organizations choose to have functions on the next business day or week if CSD falls on a weekend.

For 2008 the theme for CSD will be “A Good Defense ” The poster has yet to be designed but will include an image and text portraying the idea that we must be proactive and active for security to work. Each individual is responsible and plays a part in protecting information assets and resources. These include:

  • Viruses
  • PC security
  • Firewalls
  • Using strong passwords
  • Social engineering
  • Physical security of information resources and assets

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