In the IT world, every work we operate on, is digital. Most of our data is stored on computers and other devices, making it easy to access from any place and from anywhere. There are some confidential information, which cannot be shared with others, how are we going to save the confidential data? How are we going to protect them?
Let’s know what is cyber security?
Cyber security is the techniques of protecting the networks, data, software, and hardware’s from unauthorized access or attacks or damages. Cyber security is also referred as Information technology security.
Importance of data protection
Security of every system and electronic devices are the top most priority any organization. Most of our data, be it personal or professional are stored on systems. There are many thefts, trying to steal the data.
Cyber security is very important because the government organization, the military, financial organizations and medical organizations,collects processes and stores unprecedented amount of data on computers. Some information are too sensitive, unauthorized access to these information can lead to very serious consequences. The protection of these information lies within theassociated organization with the use of proper techniques.
There are many organizations,whichtransmit information on daily basis to run their business across the network, cyber security is dedicated to protect these information and the system as well.
Many attackers try their best to retrieve the government data from the system, which may lead to serious concern if not protected from the cyber hackers, especially the military data and scientific data.
There is an increase rise of cyber attacks in the recent years, companies, organizations and NGO who are entrusted to safeguard the data, relating to the national security, health or financial or Intelligence bureau records need to take serious measures to protect them from unauthorized access to hackers.
Some of the top intelligence official warned that cyber attacks and digital spying are the top most threat to national security.
Cyber Security Trails
Effective cyber security is the utmost need of the organization. The organization need to work and co-ordinate with its entire information system.
The important elements of cyber are the following
- Network Security
- Data Security
- Database and Information security
- Cloud Security
- Mobile Security
- Application Security
- Disaster Recovery
- Identity Management
Most of the government and private organization have restricted to only few known threats. This approach is insufficient to protect from other advanced threats which are invented daily. Every day new threats are detected and the system needs to be safeguarded with new cyber securities. This is the most important challenge the cyber security is facing.