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What is Cybersecurity and How Does it Work?

Cyber Security | November 5, 2020

Cybersecurity works to protect businesses from both external and internal threats to their IT network and assets. If you are unsure what cybersecurity is and how it works, consulting with an IT expert like the ones from Next Hop Solutions will help you make an informed decision about which security measures will work best for your unique business requirements.

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What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the process of protecting computer systems, networks, data, and programs from being attacked through digital means. In most cases, cyberattacks are designed to access, change, or destroy information or to extort money from users. Cybersecurity uses a variety of methods, technologies, and processes to coordinate efforts across all information systems, minimizing the risks of cyberattacks and unauthorized access to the system.

How Does Cybersecurity Work?

Cybersecurity is designed to provide multiple layers of protection across all of the computers, networks, and programs used by a business. In order to create a unified defence against potential cyberattacks, it is important that the business, employees, processes, and technology are designed to work seamlessly together. Cybersecurity systems that function properly will be able to detect, investigate, and resolve potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the system before they can be exploited by a hacker or malicious software.

Types of Cybersecurity

The different types of cybersecurity include:

Application Security

Application security is the implementation of various defences within business software and services to protect against a range of different threats. This type of cybersecurity requires the design of secure applications to minimize unauthorized access and modification.

Data Security

Data security involves implementing strong data storage systems that are specifically designed to secure information while it is being stored and while it is in transit.

Network Security

Network security focuses on protecting a business from both external and internal threats by implementing hardware and software systems that are specifically designed to protect a business’ network and infrastructure from misuse, disruptions, and unauthorized access.

Mobile Security

Businesses that use mobile devices, such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets, should use mobile security measures to protect the information that is being stored on those devices from a range of different threats.

Cloud Security

Most cloud applications and system—AWS, Google, Microsoft, etc.—use cloud security measures to protect users against various threats.

If you would like to learn more about what cybersecurity is and how it works, or if you are interested in our cybersecurity services, please contact Next Hop Solutions at 1-855-482-5141 or by requesting a consultation on our website.


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