Computer security Day

Satheesh C B | Monday, November 30, 2009 | 0 comments

Today (30th November ) is observed as Computer security Day all over the world. With computers occupying more and more important role in daily life, we are becoming more and more  dependent on the use of information technology to carry out our duties.Computer Security Day was started in 1988 by the Association for Computer Security Day to help raise awareness of computer-related security issues and to remind people how important it is to protect their computers and information.

 

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Every year there is a theme for the Computer Security day. This year's theme is "Managing Risk". IT risk cannot be controlled  totally by deployment of technology. Technology has to be supported by Human efforts for IT Security to be effective.

 

With the increased networking , the spread of malware has also increased drastically. There are threats such as malicious or criminal actions, employee error, system failure, natural disaster, and lack of proper security infrastructure.Security is not the job of a single person or a group of persons. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us.Computer Security Day provides an opportunity  for information security professionals worldwide to raise awareness of computer- and network-related security issues among their users.

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