Computer Security Day is observed annually on November 30.
Identity theft, fake frauds, ransomware viruses and more can make our online experiences challenging.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Below is a checklist you can follow to help secure your computer. Help spread the word on social media using #ComputerSecurityDay to inform others how they can secure their data!
- Windows Update is enabled.
- Antivirus software is installed and running.
- Windows Firewall is turned on.
- The software on my computer is up to date.
- Strong passwords are always used.
- Passwords are not shared or written down.
- A password is required to access my computer.
- Unused programs are removed.
- My home wireless network is secured.
- My important data is regularly backed up.
- I use caution when I browse the Internet.
- I log off the computer when I’m not using it.
- My web browser does not store or remember my passwords.
- Temporary Internet files are periodically removed.
The first Computer Security Day was in 1988 started by the Association for Computer Security to raise awareness concerning computer security issues.