Today, 30th November, marks National Computer Security Day.
The day has been marked since 1988 when computers were becoming more common, and the internet was in its infancy.
Hacking and viruses have been around since the 80s, especially with the growing increase of valuable data being stored on machines by businesses and the government (which nowadays has its own agency, NCSC, to help businesses raise their awareness of cyber security matters).
More and more information that could be stolen by hackers has been stored ever since and, therefore, the Computer Security Day was born to help raise awareness of this growing threat of computer crime and the importance of keeping that data safe.
In these times of numerous electronic devices – smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktops – the advancement in technology has not outgrown the threat and privacy and security still needs to be at the fore of our minds.
Here’s a few things you should do to celebrate and not commiserate on your Computer Security Day:
So, here’s to the good old computer and the good guys and gals keeping you and it safe.
If you want to chat about any cyber security concerns or questions, please get in touch.