Computer Security Day (CSD) is an annual event that is observed worldwide on the 30th November. It was initiated in 1988 by Association for Computer Security Day to help raise awareness of computer related security issues.
The main objective of the Computer Security Day is to remind people to protect their computers and information.
The Need for Information Security
Both government agencies and private sector entities are now making full use of information and communications technologies. The convergence of computing and communications technologies has greatly facilitated the dissemination of personal information across the globe, principally via the Internet and electronic mail. The rapid expansion of mobile communications and messaging services is enhancing the ability of people to disseminate personal information both quickly and cheaply for work and social purposes. Although still predominantly English-language based, the Internet now has users located throughout the globe communicating in many languages, and developing nations, in particular, are seeing dramatic growth in their use of online services. With increasing amounts of data travelling electronically, risks of misappropriation, manipulation and misuse have become an issue.