Cybersecurity, computer safety or computer security is basically the protection of computer networks and related systems from malicious information access, data theft or destruction of their hardware, information, or electronic data. This can also include protecting against a loss of data or interruption of services they offer. There are many types of cyber attacks that can cause a wide range of issues for companies and businesses including hacking, malware, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and even security threats from insiders. In a traditional brick and mortar business an intruder can bring in equipment or information with the use of fake documents or actual hardware and enter a server room, network or even an office. A traditional security system will attempt to detect, assess and eliminate the threat before it gets too far and can often be quite successful at stopping an intruder.
The goal of today’s most current technologies is to develop solutions that will detect, foil, and eventually prevent cyber attacks. Cybersecurity measures used by companies range from detecting the presence of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and hackers to developing response plans, software and hardware that help reduce the attack on networks. This is done by building up what is called an offensive defense, which includes countermeasures for preventing, scanning and attacking, tracking, and blocking any potential attacks on networks. Companies also use security measures to protect confidential data by implementing policies that require certain safeguards and controls when storing or transmitting such data outside of secure networks.
Many companies have made it their priority to find out as much as they can about any potential cyber attacks on their systems so that they can develop appropriate countermeasures and protect systems from such attacks. For instance some companies provide daily updates on the latest vulnerabilities of computers and software and regularly scan their networks for any signs of vulnerability. They also work with other companies that specialize in the detection, prevention and protection of sensitive data. Some companies will partner with other companies that provide computer security to help them develop even more effective countermeasures and defenses against threats. Today’s computer security companies are constantly working to develop technology to help protect networks from cyber attacks.