Computer security, cybersecurity, or information and communication technology security is the protection of computer systems and networks from information disclosure, theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, similarly from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

Cybersecurity is crucial as the use of internet  has increased on individual, organisational, business and governmental level. 

The need for good trained and skilled IT cyber security staff is in great demand on the IT labour market. 

Why is cybersecurity important?

In today’s connected world, everyone benefits from advanced cyber-defence programs. At an individual level, a cybersecurity attack can cause in everything from identity theft, to extortion attempts, to the loss of important data like family photos. Everyone relies on critical infrastructure like power plants, hospitals, and financial service companies. Securing these and other organisations is essential to keep our society functioning.

 Cyber security professionals can  reveal new vulnerabilities, educate the public on the importance of cybersecurity, and strengthen open source tools. Their work makes the Internet safer for all.

The cybersecurity field can be broken down into several different sections, among other things are 

  1. Application security
  2. Information or data security
  3. Network security
  4. Disaster recovery/business continuity planning
  5. Operational security
  6. Cloud security
  7. Critical infrastructure security
  8. Physical security
  9. End-user education

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