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In the 21st century, technology has become an integral part of our lives. We are constantly exposed to it on a daily basis, and it has become part of our everyday lives, as we become more connected to a wide range of electronic devices which contain sensitive data. Due to this reason, we must protect our devices, both on a personal and a business level, from threats. Cyber security allows the implementation of protocols that can ensure that both the devices and the data they contain are secure. It is important to remember, however, that cyber security can take many forms, depending on the type of threat. Here are a few types to be aware of:
Network Security: This is the most important of all forms of data security. Our networks store a lot of personal and valuable data, and are also the preferred targets in cyberattacks due to their ability to store a great deal of information. Network security is concerned with implementing protocols that will protect networks from any type of attack. In this way, network information moves via three phases: transmission, transport, and reception. All of them require network security, which can be achieved with various tools, such as a firewall, which serves as a barrier between our internal and external networks.
Information Security: Personal and business information is without a doubt the most valuable asset. This is why it is considered a hot area in the field of cyber security, which helps to prevent leaks by improving data manipulation practices. Because information is everywhere, it is essential to secure the equipment, the users, and the data itself. In addition to preventing serious problems, data security is crucial to gaining the trust of partners and customers.
Operational Security: Security management sets a company’s policy to avoid potential threats, which results in implementing the necessary security measures to overcome these threats. In order to formulate an action plan for information security, the data must be identified; each type of data must be analyzed in the context of the information security system; existing threats must be ranked from the highest to the lowest; and preventative measures must be taken against threats as defined by priority.
Disaster Recovery: The best way to secure information is to develop an action plan for a potential cyberattack. The infrastructure of the network or system should be secured in this case to prevent further disruptions. It is important to form a team for disaster recovery prior to a cyber attack; identify the potential vulnerabilities of the system; identify the data that needs to be recovered; and consider strategies for coping and regaining data, according to newamericamedia.org.
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