What is Cyber Security?
Cyber Security is known by many names. Other than the term Cybersecurity, the most common synonymous names are:
- Internet Security
- Information Security
- Computer Security
- Network Security
- IT Security
- Data Security
Cyber Security definition pertains to the protection of sensitive data and by using core security concepts such as CIA which when supported by adequate security controls designed to mitigate risk including unauthorized access, cyber crime, cyber attacks, and identity theft. CIA is the principles of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. In a nutshell, Confidentiality means that data is kept on a “least privilege” with a need-to-know basis, Integrity means that data is kept from being altered, and Availability refers to data being available when needed.
How do I become a Cyber Security Professional?
In order to secure sensitive data, there are cyber security jobs within regular and cyber security companies such as the position of information security analyst. However, in order secure these jobs, and earn a decent cyber security salary, one must usually attend some sort of cyber security training, earn a cyber security degree, attend a cyber security conference and obtain experience, and also pass one or more cyber security certifications.