What Is Cyber security?
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes.
What is cyber security all about?
A successful cyber security approach has multiple layers of protection spread across the computers, networks, programs, or data that one intends to keep safe. In an organization, the people, processes, and technology must all complement one another to create an effective defense from cyber attacks. A unified threat management system can automate integrations across products and accelerate key security operations functions: detection, investigation, and remediation. If not practiced in all areas of business (operating procedures, tech support, website, and even online marketing) then you could be vulnerable. A chain is only as strong as the weakest link, and your business is only as secure as it's most easily attacked component.
Users must understand and comply with basic data security principles like choosing strong passwords, being wary of attachments in email, and backing up data.
Organizations must have a framework for how they deal with both attempted and successful cyber attacks. One well-respected framework can guide you. It explains how you can identify attacks, protect systems, detect and respond to threats, and recover from successful attacks. This is the road-map to tech success in any business!
Technology is essential to giving organizations and individuals the computer security tools needed to protect themselves from cyber attacks. Three main entities must be protected: endpoint devices like computers, smart devices, and routers; networks; and the cloud. Common technology used to protect these entities include next-generation firewalls, DNS filtering, malware protection, antivirus software, and email security solutions.
Why is cyber security important?
In today’s connected world, everyone benefits from advanced cyberdefense programs. At an individual level, a cybersecurity attack can result in everything from identity theft, to extortion attempts, to the loss of important data like family photos. At a company level a breach of security could result in production down time, loss of information, compromised financial information, and loss of equipment functionality resulting in catastrophic fallout that could even lead to having to permanently shut the doors and close up shop.
Other vectors that could be impacted are those that everyone relies on. Critical infrastructures such as power plants, hospitals, and financial service companies. Securing these and other organizations is essential to keeping our society functioning.
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