What is cybersecurity?
Cyber security refers to preventative methods used to protect information from theft, compromise, or attack. It requires an understanding of potential information threats like viruses and other malicious code. Cybersecurity strategies include identity management, Risk management and incident management.
Cybersecurity is a very broad category that encompasses numerous hardware and software technologies and can be applied at any level, including personal, corporate, or government devices or networks.
Passwords are a cybersecurity tool that people encounter almost every day. Other common cybersecurity tools are:
- antivirus / Anti-malware-Software
- software patches
- Two-factor authentication
A cybersecurity plan is vital for any company with highly sensitive information. Many companies now appoint a Chief Security Officer (CSO) or a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to oversee their cybersecurity.