The Record Delta | Practice cyber safety on Computer Security Day

In this day and age, it is vital to practice cyber safety every day. However, back in 1988, the Association for Computer Security launched its first Computer Security Day to help raise awareness about computer security issues.

Computer Security Day, which is celebrated on November 30 each year, reminds users to do everything to protect their computers. Every day, computers become faster and more advanced. Protecting the resources, tools and information on them goes hand in hand with protecting the people who use them.

According to the National Calendar Day webpage, “Since the first home computer, how we use them has changed. Today, we use computers to stay connected. We bank and work from home. While computers are on every campus in every school, many gain an education right from home. We do our taxes, attend meetings and research complex issues all on computers.”

It makes sense to do everything possible to keep these powerful machines secure. Some of them hold a lifetime of important data. Precious and irreplaceable photos, journals, novels and passwords are often stored within a computer’s memory. It is vital to protect even a portion of that information. For many computer enthusiasts, their identity is stored within the hard drive.

Identity theft, fraud, ransomware and viruses constantly attack computers. They seek the most vulnerable users. In an instant, they take users offline, derailing a lifetime of accomplishment. Be sure to protect family and even business, by giving computers a security check-up.

National Calendar Day states, “Computer Security Day provides the perfect reminder! It is also important to review your computer’s security on a regular basis. Use the checklist below to secure your computer. If you use social media, it is also a good time to review your settings. Social media is another way identity thieves, viruses and computer fraud is committed. Spread the word on social media using #ComputerSecurityDay to inform others how they can secure their data!”

Here are some tips to help ensure the security of any computer:

Enable Windows Update

Install and keep running antivirus software

Turn on Windows Firewall

Keep all software…