Definition –Â What doesÂ Cyber securityÂ mean?
Cybersecurity refers to preventative methods used to protect information from being stolen, compromised or attacked. It requires an understanding of potential information threats, such as viruses and other malicious code. Cybersecurity strategies include identity management, risk management and incident management.
Passwords are a cybersecurity tool that people encounter nearly every day. Other common cybersecurity tools include:
- Anti-virus/anti-malware software
- Software patches
- Two-factor authentication
A cybersecurity plan is critical for any company with highly sensitive information. Many companies now appoint a chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) to oversee their cybersecurity.