In 1988, the Computer Hardware Association of America declared November 30 as International Computer Security Day. The purpose of the Day, also known as Computer Security Day, is to remind users to protect their computers and all information stored on them.
By proclaiming the Day, the Association intended to remind everyone of the need to protect computer information, as well as to draw the attention of manufacturers and users of equipment and software to security issues.
It was not by chance that the year 1988 became the ancestor of the holiday, it was in this year that the first mass epidemic of the network “worm” was recorded, which was named after its creator, Morris. It was then that experts thought about the need for an integrated approach to ensuring information security. Although the prototype of the first computer virus appeared already in 1983.