What is cybersecurity? Here’s what you need to know

Bill Mount

Cybersecurity is the practice that protects computer technology and data systems from attack. It’s a huge, multi-billion dollar industry and consists of many kinds of security practices. The threat landscape is always evolving, but current threats to cybersecurity include malware, phishing, and denial-of-service attacks. Visit Insider’s Tech Reference library for […]

  • Cybersecurity is the practice that protects computer technology and data systems from attack.
  • It’s a huge, multi-billion dollar industry and consists of many kinds of security practices.
  • The threat landscape is always evolving, but current threats to cybersecurity include malware, phishing, and denial-of-service attacks.
  • Visit Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting all forms of computer technology from malicious attacks. It includes the preservation of computers, servers, mobile devices, networks, applications, and data in the event of damage, destruction, and unauthorized access. As an industry, cybersecurity is enormous and growing to help protect everyone from new and evolving threats.

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