Time to spread awareness regarding Cyber Security by Mrs. Punam Gupta | TWCF
Cybersecurity, also known as information security or computer security, is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, software, and data from unauthorized access, damage, theft, and other security breaches. With the increasing reliance on technology and the internet, cybersecurity has become a crucial aspect of our daily lives, as it safeguards sensitive information and ensures the continuity of essential services.
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Key components and concepts of cybersecurity include:
- Confidentiality: Ensuring that sensitive information is accessible only to authorized individuals or entities and is protected from unauthorized disclosure.
- Integrity: Ensuring that data remains accurate, trustworthy, and unaltered during transmission and storage.
- Availability: Ensuring that systems and data are accessible and operational when needed, and protected against downtime or denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
- Authentication: Verifying the identity of users and devices to ensure that only authorized individuals can access specific resources.
- Authorization: Specifying the actions and privileges that authorized users have within a system or network.
- Encryption: The process of encoding data in such a way that only authorized parties can decipher it, adding an extra layer of protection to sensitive information.
- Firewalls: Software or hardware-based security systems that monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic, based on predefined security rules.
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS): Tools that monitor network activity to detect and respond to suspicious or malicious behavior.
- Vulnerability Assessment: Regularly scanning systems and networks to identify potential weaknesses or vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers.
- Penetration Testing: Ethical hacking performed by cybersecurity professionals to simulate real-world attacks and identify weaknesses in a system’s defenses.
- Security Policies and Procedures: Establishing guidelines and protocols for employees and users to follow to maintain a secure computing environment.
- Cyber Threat Intelligence: Gathering and analyzing information about potential and existing cyber threats to better understand and mitigate risks.
- Social Engineering Awareness: Educating individuals about the tactics attackers use to manipulate people into revealing sensitive information or performing certain actions.
- Patch Management: Ensuring that software, operating systems, and applications are up-to-date with the latest security patches to address known vulnerabilities.
- Incident Response and Disaster Recovery: Preparing and implementing strategies to respond to security incidents and recover from potential breaches or data loss.