Cybersecurity - Industry

Cybersecurity is the protection of systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. It is also commonly known as information technology security or electronic information security. The term applies in a variety of contexts, from business to mobile computing, and can be divided into a few common categories. The practice is utilized by enterprises and individuals to protect against unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems.


Critical infrastructure security

Consists of cyber-physical systems such as electricity grid and water purification systems.

Network security

Protects internal networks from intruders by securing infrastructure, including the implementation of two-factor authentication (2FA) and new, strong passwords.

Application security

Uses software and hardware to defend against external threats that may present themselves in an application’s development stage. 

Information security

Protects both physical and digital data from unauthorized access, use, change, disclosure, deletion, or other forms of malintent.

Cloud security

A software-based tool that protects and monitors your data in the cloud, to help eliminate the risks associated with on-premises attacks.

Data loss prevention

Consists of developing policies and processes for handling and preventing the loss of data, and developing recovery policies in the event of a cybersecurity breach. 

End-user education

Involves teaching users to follow best practices like not clicking on unknown links or downloading suspicious attachments in emails.