Cyber security refers to the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Cyber security may also be referred to as information technology security.
CHALLENGES OF CYBER SECURITY
For an effective cyber security, an organization needs to coordinate its efforts throughout its entire information system. Elements of cyber encompass all of the following:
The process of protecting the network from unwanted users, attacks and intrusions.
Apps require constant updates and testing to ensure these programs are secure from attacks.
Remote access is a necessary part of business, but can also be a weak point for data. Endpoint security is the process of protecting remote access to a company’s network.
Inside of networks and applications is data. Protecting company and customer information is a separate layer of security.
Essentially, this is a process of understanding the access every individual has in an organization.
Database and infrastructure security
Everything in a network involves databases and physical equipment. Protecting these devices is equally important.
Many files are in digital environments or “the cloud”. Protecting data in a 100% online environment presents a large amount of challenges
Cell phones and tablets involve virtually every type of security challenge in and of themselves.
Cyber safety tips - Protect yourself against cyber attacks
What is a cyber-attack?
A cyber-attack is a deliberate attempt by external or internal threats or attackers to exploit and compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information systems of a target organization or individual(s). Cyber-attackers use illegal methods, tools and approaches to cause damages and disruptions or gain unauthorized access to computers, devices, networks, applications and databases.
Cyber-attacks come in a wide variety and the following list highlights some of important ones that criminals and attackers use to exploit software:
Benefits of cyber security
The benefits of implementing and maintaining cybersecurity practices include: