Cybersecurity refers to the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. although, it also be referred to as information technology security.
Cyber attacks are an evolving danger to organizations, employees, and consumers. They may be designed to access or destroy sensitive data or extort money. They can, in effect, destroy businesses and damage people’s financial and personal lives.
Let’s have a look at a few quick facts
- 43% of cyber attacks target small business
- The average cost of a data breach in 2020 will exceed $150 million
- Since 2013 there are 3,809,448 records stolen from breaches every day
- Approximately $6 trillion is expected to be spent globally on cybersecurity by 2021
- Unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide will reach 3.5 million by 2021
- Total cost for cybercrime committed globally has added up to over $1 trillion dollars in 2018
The good news? You don’t need to be a cybersecurity specialist to understand and practice cyber defense tactics. This guide can help. You’ll learn more about cybersecurity and how to help defend yourself against cyber threats.
CHALLENGES OF CYBER SECURITY
For effective cybersecurity, an organization needs to coordinate its efforts throughout its entire information system. Elements of cyber encompass all of the following:
- Network security
- Application security
- Endpoint security
- Data security
- Identity management
- Database and infrastructure security
- Cloud security
- Mobile security
- Disaster recovery/business continuity planning
- End-user education
There are many more mind-boggling facts and updates. To learn more about cybersecurity, why it’s important, and how to get started, read our latest cybersecurity blog.
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