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THE MAJOR QUESTION IS, WHAT IS CYBER SECURITY?

Cybersecurity is the defense against harmful attacks by hackers, spammers, and cybercriminals against internet-connected devices and services. Companies employ the procedure to safeguard themselves against phishing scams, ransomware attacks, identity theft, data breaches, and monetary losses.

Today’s world is more dependent on technology than ever before, as you can observe by taking a look around. This trend offers several advantages, from almost instantaneous Internet information access to the contemporary conveniences offered by smart home automation technologies and ideas like the Internet of Things.

It can be difficult to believe that potential risks hide behind every gadget and platform when technology has brought us so much good.

Nevertheless, despite how positively society views current advancements, cyber security concerns posed by contemporary technology pose a serious hazard.

The vulnerabilities in the tools and services we’ve come to rely on are highlighted by a continuous rise in cybercrime. Because of this worry, we must consider what cyber security is, why it’s important, and what we can learn about it.

So, what exactly is cybersecurity? The practice of protecting networks, systems, and other digital infrastructure from malicious attacks is known as cybersecurity. With cybercrime damages expected to exceed $6 trillion by 2021, it’s no surprise that banks, technology companies, hospitals, government agencies, and nearly every other sector are investing in cybersecurity infrastructure to protect their business practices and the millions of customers who entrust them with their data.

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What is the most effective cybersecurity strategy? Multiple layers of protection are distributed throughout a company’s computers, programmes, and networks in a strong security infrastructure. With cyberattacks happening every 14 seconds, firewalls, antivirus software, anti-spyware software, and password management tools must all work together to outwit surprisingly creative cybercriminals.

Cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion by 2021. These costs will rise to $10.5 trillion by 2025. Cybercrime is becoming a more serious issue, and strong cybersecurity is essential to combating it.

Cyberattacks and data breaches threaten individuals, governments, for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions alike. As digital technologies evolve, the number of devices and users grows, global supply chains become more complex, and data becomes more critical in the digital economy, the number of attacks will rise. Strong cybersecurity is henceforth required to reduce the risk of an attack and secure systems and data.

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Mahin Shah
A Student of English Major, with a keen interest in literature. I always look forward to growing and improving myself both personally and professionally. I belong to Saharanpur, a small yet beautiful city in Uttar Pradesh.

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