The concept of cybersecurity implies a set of methods, technologies and processes designed to protect the integrity of networks, programs and data from digital attacks. The purpose of cyber attacks is to obtain unauthorized access to confidential information, its copying, modification or destruction. They can also serve to extort money from users or disrupt work processes in the company.
Cybersecurity may also be referred to as computer security or information technology security.
Why is cyber security important?
In the modern world, each of the organizations, be it government structures, financial, commercial, medical and others, collect, process and store huge amounts of personal data of people, users, customers, employees. Basically, all this information is confidential and its leakage, loss, theft can have negative consequences for both the person as a whole and the organization.
In particular, organizations that provide the infrastructure of a city, country and society, as such, may be under a cyber attack. These include: electricity, water, heat, transportation structures, etc. In one way or another, each system interacts with computers and the safety of these and other organizations is extremely important for the full functioning and life of society.