What is cyber security?
Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber attacks.
Cyber security is often confused with information security.
- Cyber security focuses on protecting computer systems from unauthorised access or being otherwise damaged or made inaccessible.
- Information security is a broader category that looks to protect all information assets, whether in hard copy or digital form.
”Security used to be an inconvenience sometimes, but now it’s a necessity all the time.Martina Navratilova
Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.
Effective cyber security management must come from the top of the organization. A robust cyber security culture, reinforced by regular training, will ensure that every employee recognizes that cyber security is their responsibility and defaults to security instinctively. Good security and effective working practices must go hand in hand.