Cyber Security

Cyber Security

A broad category involving any and all service types falling under the umbrella of cybersecurity.  In IT, it’s the act of protecting networks and data from malicious attacks by deploying a variety of methods, from network monitoring, firewalls, anti-virus, layered networks, and more. Often managed through a provider, it can also be handled on-site. Cybersecurity services are valuable as they draw from larger resources and more experienced staff.

Among IT service options, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be stressed enough.

Cybersecurity refers to the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Cybersecurity may also be referred to as information technology security.

Types of cyber threats
Common cyber threats include:

1- Malware, such as ransomware, botnet software, RATs (remote access Trojans), rootkits and bootkits, spyware, Trojans, viruses and worms.

2- Backdoors, which allow remote access.

3- Formjacking, which inserts malicious code into online forms.

4- Cryptojacking, which installs illicit cryptocurrency mining software.

5- DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, which flood servers, systems and networks with traffic to knock them offline.

6- DNS (domain name system) poisoning attacks, which compromise the DNS to redirect traffic to malicious sites.

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