Monday, September 20, 2021

Cyber Security: What is it?

As we make our way into the future, the world becoming more digital by the day, it is important we are all cyber aware and understand the meaning of cyber security. In an article written by Sharon Shea, cyber security is explained to be “the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyberthreats”. Cyber security is broken up into many sections including:

  • Data security 

  • Network security 

  • Cloud security 

All sections are important to the success of a cyber security program.

Cyber security’s importance increases as the number of users, devices and programs continue to increase as well. This forces us to learn the threats that we are being exposed to everyday and how we can prevent them. Some threats include:

  • Malware

  • Social engineering

  • Phishing 

By keeping up with the changing risks, we can make our own changes as simple as enabling a firewall or making complex and unique passwords for your different accounts. There are several tips you can follow including the ones in this blog post

With our growing cyber awareness, the need for professionals in the field also grows. Cyber security comes with multiple opportunities to start a career. Some security roles include:

  • Security engineers

  • Security Architects

  • Security Analysts

Many other career paths are available within the field of cyber security and are in demand. The industry is in high demand for professionals who can fulfill such roles. 

The growth of cyber security comes with knowledge we should all be aware of, including the risks, preventative measures, and the job opportunities it opens. Cyber security is taking on the world at an increasing pace. 

Source: Shea, Sharon, et al. “What Is Cybersecurity? Everything You Need to Know.” SearchSecurity, TechTarget, 25 May 2021,