Computer Security Day 2005
Computer Security Day Theme: Responsibility
For 2005 the theme for CSD is “Responsibility.” In the Information Age, in organizations each individual is responsible for protecting information assets and resources.
Each person within an organization plays an important role with regards to information protection. These include implementing appropriate measures with regards to:
Security is Everybody’s Responsibility
Responsible use of technology concerns everyone right from kids through to adults. Recently, the government has embarked on a programme for the provision of broadband Internet access for all secondary schools. In this context, we must also empower young people to handle a wide range of interactions and activities on the Internet that could be harmful to their well being. These safety concerns include sexual predation, hate group recruitment, invasion of personal privacy, Internet addiction, Internet fraud and scams, harassment, stalking, and harmful speech, as well as the inadvertent access of harmful material. We cannot expect that reliance on technology "tools" will be effective in addressing these safety concerns. We also cannot expect that young people will always have an adult at their side who is able to recognize and assist in handling these concerns.
We must empower young people to recognize the danger signs and handle the situations when they arise. Handling the situation may require calling upon an appropriate adult for assistance or it may require simply dealing with the situation on their own. We also must address other issues related to the responsible use of the Internet by young people. These issues include copyright infringement, plagiarism, computer security violations (hacking), violation of privacy, Internet fraud and scams, harassment, stalking, and dissemination of violent and abusive material.