National Computer Security Day came was introduced in the year 1988 by the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). This was a time when computers were just starting to take over businesses and homes, but cyber threats have been around since the early days. As computers got more sophisticated, so did the threats associated with them.
November 30 is said to be chosen to improve focus on computer security during the U.S. holiday season.
How you can observe this day
This is a good day to review your computer’s security settings, online data privacy, and check for security flaws you may have left unpatched.
In the backdrop of growing ransomware attacks, data and security breaches, DDoS attacks, and the like, computer and online security must be taken seriously by individuals and organizations.
With the National Cybersecurity Month of October just gone, the National Computer Security Day is the perfect time to make sure that we are on track with our security goals.