Every organization is responsible for ensuring cybersecurity. The ability to protect its information systems from impairment or even theft is essential to success. Implementing effective security measures will not only offer liability protection; it will also increase efficiency and productivity.
Before developing and implementing security measures to prevent cyberattacks, you must understand basic concepts associated with cyber security and what cyberattacks are. The method(s) of cyber security that a company uses should be tailored to fit the needs of the organization.
What is Cyberspace?
Cyberspace is the environment where computer transactions take place. This specifically refers to computer-to-computer activity. Although there is no “physical” space that makes up cyberspace, with the stroke of a few keys on a keyboard, one can connect with others around the world.
Examples of items included in cyberspace are:
- Information storage
What is Cyber Security?
As previously mentioned, cyber security is the implementation of methods to prevent attacks on a company’s information systems. Not only does cyber security include controlling physical access to the system’s hardware, it protects from danger that may come via network access or the injection of code
With our “Cybersecurity” course, you will discover the fundamentals as well as the methods that should be implemented to make sure your computer systems are protected.
Why is Cyber Security Important?
It is crucial to a business for a myriad of reasons. The two reasons this section will focus on are data security breaches and sabotage. Each can have dire effects on a company and/or its clients.
Data security breaches can compromise secure information such as:
- Names and social security numbers
- Credit card and bank details
- Trade secrets
- Intellectual property
Computer sabotage serves to disable a company’s computers or network to impede the company’s ability to conduct business.
- Understand different types of malware and security breaches
- Know the types of cyberattacks to look out for
- Develop effective prevention methods