What exactly is cybersecurity and why does cyber security matter to every person and company? We start by providing an easy to read answer in this blog, the first on many on this topic of cyber and information security.
Cybersecurity broadly refers to the practice of leveraging technologies, processes and good IT habits to protect an organization's computers, networks, devices and sensitive data from cyber-attacks. Today, cybersecurity awareness and resilience can no longer be an after-thought for businesses. In fact, cybersecurity has largely evolved from being an IT problem to a business problem for today's digital organizations.
More than 30,000 websites are hacked each day globally and over 64% of companies worldwide have experienced one or more cyber-attacks. Even on secure networks, it is estimated that at least 75 records go missing every second. If you are in business and your business requires the use of a computer and the internet in any way, it is extremely likely that you will experience a cyber-attack at some point or the other.
In this blog, we will cover certain basic educational concepts around cybersecurity that everyone should know about:
So, what can you really do to protect yourself and your organisation from cyber threats and data breaches? While hiring experienced cybersecurity professionals and investing in high-quality cybersecurity management tools and training definitely sounds logical, understanding the basics of cybersecurity and how to implement them in your business is one of the easiest ways to be prepared and keep yourself safe.
It is important to understand the different types of cybersecurity so that you can know in which areas your business is exposed and which vulnerabilities you need to patch.
The most common types of cybersecurity businesses may need to focus on include: