National Computer Security Day, is devoted to protecting your online data.
These days, technological gadgets like computers, tablets, and smartphones play a significant role in our daily life. Although technology has made communication simpler and more effective than ever before, it has also given rise to new worries about security and privacy.
The history of National Computer Security Day
National Computer Security Day was first observed in 1988, at a period when computers were starting to become mainstream, albeit not yet pervasive in homes. In addition to growing computer use, particularly in industry and government, the 1980s also witnessed the beginnings of the internet.
Hacking and viruses have essentially existed since the beginning of modern computing, but as technologies have become more advanced and varied, there have been more applications and, consequently, security risks as more data has become vulnerable as computers have been adopted by businesses, governments, and financial institutions.
Higher-profile security breaches resulted from more sensitive data being kept on computers and servers because hackers had access to more valuable information. As a result, by the decade’s conclusion, internet security had become a significant issue. To address this, National Computer Security Day was established.
How can we observe National Computer Security Day
The most apparent method to observe Computer Security Day would be to concentrate on making sure that all of your gadgets, computers, and cloud-based data are safe. Strong passwords and regular updating are two things you should do to increase your online security since they lessen the likelihood of your personal information getting into the wrong hands. There are several password managers you can select from to generate random passwords and preserve them so you don’t have to remember them if you’re not the type of person who is excellent at creating strong passwords (and let’s be honest, some of us aren’t).
Update all of your spyware and virus prevention software as another way to honor Computer Awareness Day. You should end up with a computer or gadget that is more secure as a consequence of doing thorough checks thereafter. Even though you may be aware that computers need this kind of security, you should also keep in mind that other electronic devices, like tablets and smartphones, are equally susceptible to malware and spyware. As a result, you should take the required precautions to keep them safe.
Then you’ll be aware that using an obsolete version of Windows, such as Vista or XP, leaves you open to serious security risks. Therefore, update your device’s OS. Installing the monthly security updates is still crucial for those of us with more modern operating systems to keep secure.
Additionally, you may commemorate National Computer Security Day by backing up and encrypting all of your information. You should have the option to encrypt all of your information on your device (this is usually located in the settings), and after that, you may choose between using a physical storage device, such an external hard drive or USB drive, or one of the many available online cloud storage alternatives. Many of them provide encrypted storage, and while Google Drive is most likely the most well-known option, it is by no means the only option available. Most cloud storage choices are also cost-free up to a certain point.
The ideal reminder is provided by Computer Security Day! Regularly reviewing the security of your computer is also crucial. To safeguard your computer, use the following check list. It is also a good idea to evaluate your settings if you use social media. Another method that identity thieves, malware, and computer fraud are done is through social networking. Use the hashtag #ComputerSecurityDay to spread the word on social media about how people can protect their data!