What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity designs strategies to protect software, computers, and networks. People store personal information that is sensitive to cyberattacks, and sales processes may be interrupted.

The use of software has increased in sectors such as financial, military, medical, educational, energy, accessible through the Internet. So you must protect yourself with the safety measures and steps provided by cybersecurity.

  • Cybersecurity protects:
  • Computer network
  • Applications
  • Information
  • Processes
  • Data

What can you get with it?

This technology, aimed at detecting, investigating, and correcting cyberattacks, helps protect sensitive information such as private, government, or family documents. Among the best things to do to secure data, you can: choose strong passwords, avoid email attachments, and always back up data.

Protecting data should be a priority, especially when using:

  • Virtual wallets
  • Digital money such as cryptocurrencies
  • Internet of things that involves the handling of household devices.

This is the importance of cybersecurity

By not applying cybersecurity, Equifax and Yahoo lost important information about their users and caused irreparable damage to their finances and reputation. In addition, statistics indicate that cyberattacks are increasing, causing service interruptions in large and small companies.

The most common threat is “Malware,” which is “malicious software.” It spreads when an email is opened from an unknown sender or when we open a program of dubious origin.

The best known are:

  • Virus
  • Trojans
  • Spyware
  • Ransomware
  • Adware
  • Botnets

With security software, malicious code can be detected and removed from the computer by quarantining it. It can also detect and remove malicious code hidden in the master boot record (MBR) that can erase data from the computer’s hard drive.

A well-designed digital security or cybersecurity strategy ensures financial services companies, among other institutions, to function while being protected from cyberattacks. And people benefit from the work of cyber threat researchers, implementing it to protect themselves.

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