Cyber security comprises technologies, processes and controls that are designed to protect systems, networks and data from cyber attacks. Effective cyber security reduces the risk of cyber attacks, and protects organisations and individuals from the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. A padlock superimposed over a blue circuit board pattern.
The core functionality of cybersecurity involves protecting information and systems from major cyberthreats. These cyberthreats take many forms (e.g., application attacks, malware, ransomware, phishing, exploit kits). Unfortunately, cyber adversaries have learned to launch automated and sophisticated attacks using these tactics – at lower and lower costs.
Cybersecurity computer security or IT security is the protection of computer systems from theft of or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Cybersecurity includes controlling physical access to system hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may be done via network access, malicious data and code injection. Also, due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional or accidental, IT security personnel are susceptible to being tricked into deviating from secure procedures through various methods of social engineering.
Cybersecurity solutions are used to secure the network infrastructure and the devices connected through it. The growing popularity of digitalization has impacted organizations to rely on the digitized information increasingly. Sharing a vast amount of data in an external and internal environment as well across the globe have made organizations prey to cybercrime through the different forms of attack. A successful cyber-attack can harm the enterprise as well the reputation and brand of a company. Cybersecurity refers to a set of techniques used to protect the integrity of networks, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.
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