What is 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.

Computer Security Day is a great opportunity for information security professionals and their organizations to raise the level of awareness within their users. We can help by providing ideas for CSD activities, posters and other resources.

This year the theme for CSD will be "Personalizing Security." To many, this brings to mind intrusion detection technologies but it goes far beyond that. Each person within an organization plays an important role in protecting other types of intrusion. These include:

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

Plan a great CSD event for your organization and get your users involved with protecting your computers and information.

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