Cyber Security: Everything you need to know

Written by Mike Boutwell

September 7, 2022

What is cybersecurity, and what are the threats against which cybersecurity is needed? These are the fundamental questions to which you need to know the answers. As in today’s world, where everything is almost online, we need to understand how to secure our data online. 


Cybersecurity involves protecting all systems connected to the internet, such as different software, hardware and all the data from diverse and most often threats. Cybersecurity is used by all those organizations and commonly by all individuals who want to protect their information from threats of unauthorized access. Hence, all internet users need a solid strategy to gain protection from all malicious online attacks. As many people are engaging in online activities in today’s world, everyone wants their data and online information to be secure and confidential to maintain the proper functioning of their systems. However, with time, the threats, more commonly known as cyber threats, are also increasing daily. To counterattack these threats, cybersecurity is required in terms of application security, network security, data security, operational security, cloud security and much more. With this, end-user education and disaster recovery planning are also critical. 

Benefits of Cybersecurity

There are immense benefits to the implementation of cybersecurity. These benefits include:

Strong protection of data and different networks.

Protection against malicious attacks and data breaches.

Safety against unauthorized access.

Protection of the enterprise end users.

Improved data recovery or disaster recovery after any attempt of the breach.

Better reputation of the company and development of trust in different partners, stakeholders or customers. 

What are Cyber Threats?

It is essential to get a deeper insight into the most common cyber threats against which cybersecurity is needed. There are many different forms of cyber threats such as malware, Ransomware, social engineering attack, phishing, spear phishing, inside threats, advanced persistent threats (APTs), distributed 

denial of service attacks (DDoS), and the man in the middle attacks (MitM) and much more. These types of threats are most common and are to be better understood to make your systems more secure. Each type of threat has a different nature and is dealt with in a specific manner. For example, malware is a form of danger in which software can be the reason for harm to your computer, laptop or mobile in the form of a virus or spyware. Similarly, the attacker locks the user’s system in Ransomware, and payment is demanded to unlock it. 

Although these cyber threats seem never-ending, getting these attacks blocked through cybersecurity is easier. Using automation and artificial intelligence, threat detection and danger, the response can now be made automatically to lessen the user’s fatigue by eliminating repetitive tasks.  

Most common security tools

There are many security tools out there which can be used to fight against all the threats. The most common tools are IAM- Identity and access management, firewalls, VPNs- virtual private networks, encryption tools, DLP- data loss prevention and much more. By using these well-known tools, you can get protection against cyber threats. 

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