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Computer Security Day

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Computer Security Day

When: Always November 30th

Computer Security Day is held yearly on November 30th as a way of reminding all computer users that computer security and safety is an important personal and workplace responsibility.This is a good day to do some basic security checks and to follow up anything you've been meaning to do for a while.

Keeping your data secure doesn’t mean building fortresses, virtual or otherwise, but it does mean using some common sense.

Use AV software and keep it up to date
Use strong passwords, change them now and then
Keep your phone away from the sink, and cups of coffee away from your hard drive
Have one of those “find my phone” apps on anything portable and easily nicked, like a phone or tablet
Be cynical about anyone promising to give you barrowloads of money

Origin of Computer Security Day:
Computer Security Day is an annual event that is observed worldwide. It was started in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer related security issues. The goal of Computer Security Day is to remind people to protect their computers and information. Officially, Computer Security Day is November 30th. However, some some organizations choose to have functions on the next business day or week if CSD falls on a weekend.

This Day in History November 30th

Earliest believed record of an eclipse. (3340 BC)

American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris – In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris). (1782)

In New Orleans, Louisiana, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase. (1803)

The Democratic-Republican-controll
ed United States Senate begins an impeachment trial of Federalist Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase. (1804)

Ground is broken at Allanburg, Ontario, for the building of the first Welland Canal. (1824)

First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking. (1829)

American Civil War: Battle of Franklin – The Confederate Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions commanded by John McAllister Schofield around Franklin, Tennessee, with Hood losing six generals and almost a third of his troops. (1864)

American Old West: Kid Curry Logan, second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor. (1902)

The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph. (1934)

Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut. (1940)

World War II: Battle of Tassafaronga; A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a U.S. cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright. (1942)

Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000. (1972)

Michael Jackson's second solo album, Thriller is released worldwide. It will become the best-selling record album in history. (1982)

U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law. (1993)

Official end of Operation Desert Storm. (1995)

U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favour of the "Northern Ireland peace process" to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall. He calls terrorists "yesterday's men". (1995)

Exxon and Mobil sign a USD$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company. (1998)

In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway (aka The Green River Killer) is arrested. (2001)

Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah, finally loses, leaving him with US $2,520,700, television's biggest game show winnings. (2004)

John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York. (2005)
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