Cybersecurity is a set of processes, best practices, and technology solutions that help protect your critical systems and network from digital attacks. As data has proliferated and more people work and connect from anywhere, bad actors have responded by developing sophisticated methods for gaining access to your resources and stealing data, sabotaging your business, or extorting money. Every year the number of attacks increases, and adversaries develop new methods of evading detection. An effective cybersecurity program includes people, processes, and technology solutions that together reduce the risk of business disruption, financial loss, and reputational damage from an attack.
Types of cybersecurity threats
A cybersecurity threat is a deliberate attempt to gain access to an individual or organization’s system. Bad actors continuously evolve their attack methods to evade detection and exploit new vulnerabilities, but they rely on some common methods that you can prepare for.