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Intro and Getting Into Cybersecurity

CONTRIBUTED BY: Muhammad Haseeb Rafi

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the body that contains the application of technologies, practices of defending systems, networks, and data from cyber-attacks.

Cyber Security vs Information Security:

Information security is a broader category that looks to protect (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) all information assets, no matter their form.

Cybersecurity common security regimes:

  • Network security: The task of securing a computer network from within and outside from intruders, whether or not targeted attackers or opportunistic malware.

  • Application security: Keeping software packages and devices free from threats and intruders. A compromised application could provide access to the information that it is designed to shield.

  • Operational security: The processes and decisions for handling and protecting information assets. The permissions users have once accessed a network and data resources.

  • Disaster recovery and business continuity: Define how an organization responds to an incident or any other event that causes the loss of operations or information. Disaster recovery policies dictate how the organization restores its operations and information to come back to the identical operating capacity as before the event.

  • Database and infrastructure security: Everything within a network involves databases and physical equipment. Protecting these devices is equally vital.

  • Cloud security: Many files and servers are operating in the cloud and to ensure that the server has the right policies and security deployed. So, that they cannot be abused.