What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security, also referred to as Information Technology security or Computer Technology, focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.

The term Cyber security is used to refer to the security offered through on-line services to protect your online information.Cyber security protects confidential information by responding, detecting and preventing attacks.

Cyber security is very important because governments, military, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals and other businesses collect, process and store a great deal of confidential information on computers and transmit that data across networks to other computers. With the growing volume and sophistication of cyber attacks, ongoing attention is required to protect sensitive business and personal information, as well as safeguard national security. As the number of mobile users, digital applications and data networks increase, so do the opportunities for exploitation.

To understand the techniques for securing a computer system, it is important to think from the perspective of an attacker and the various ways an attacker can use to infiltrate the security of our systems. There are numerous ways any security can be breached but in case of Cyber security it can be categorized into 7 types such as:

  • Backdoor
  • Denial of Service Attack
  • Direct Access Attack
  • Eavesdropping
  • Exploits
  • Indirect Attacks
  • Human Error

The most vulnerable areas where Cyber security has great importance are Cloud Computing and Aviation Industry.

Cyber security can be implemented by improving the System Designs & Architecture, executing Security Measures, reducing the vulnerabilities , Hardware protection mechanisms, use of secure operating system and coding.

In today’s world cyber attacks are considered more dangerous than terrorist attacks. The most secure computers are those not connected to the Internet and shielded from any interference. But there‚Äôs no life without Internet.

Don’t worry Cyber security is to the rescue!!

For more Information about Cyber security please attend the Ethical Hacking workshop