What is cyber security?
Cyber security, also referred to as information technology security, focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.
Why is cyber security important?
Governments, military, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals and other businesses collect, process and store a great deal of confidential information on computers and transmit that data across networks to other computers. With the growing volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks, ongoing attention is required to protect sensitive business and personal information, as well as safeguard national security.
Cyber security is also called as computer security. It is the protection of your data or information from theft or damage to the hardware, the software. To secure a computer system, it is important to understand the attacks that can be made against it, and these threats can typically be classified into one of the categories below:
Role of government:
The role of the government is to make regulations to force companies and organizations to protect their systems, infrastructure and information from any cyber-attack.