National Computer Security Day

November 30, 2016 / By: UST Information Security

November 30th is National Computer Security Day. This unofficial holiday encourages people to secure their computers and their personal information.

Computers, tablets, and smart phones have made our lives easier by making communication faster, more convenient and more efficient. At the same time, they have created many privacy and security issues. The holiday is meant to reminds people to make sure their personal information and data is secure. 

How can you Celebrate National Computer Security Day?

If you using the same old password or the same password for all your online accounts, you may be vulnerable to hackers. Spend the day changing and updating your passwords or better yet sign up for a password manager that not only generates random passwords for you but can also save them for you so you don’t have to remember them. 

Once you have updated and secured your password kick back and watch a classic movie about hacking.  We suggest one of the following classics:

  • Hackers (1995) - “Remember, hacking is more than just a crime. It’s a survival trait.”
  • The Matrix (1999) – Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.”
  • War Games (1983) - “Shall we play a game?”

Happy National Computer Security Day!