What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security acts as a shield for computers, electronic systems, networks, mobile devices, servers and data from cyber attacks, threats, data breaches, identity theft and can aid risk management. Elements of cyber security are:
Malware (malicious code) – It is a software that typically steals data and causes damage to the devices. Virus, Trojan, Adware, Ransomware, Spyware are different kinds of malware.
Phishing – Phishing attacks take place via false emails that look like trusted and reputed sources and ask users to enter their personal data.
Password attack – When someone tries to gain access to your system by cracking your password.
Man In The Middle – When a third person puts himself in between a conversation of a user and an entity communicating, the third person in between them will receive all the information transferred among the user and the entity.
Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) – The attackers send a high volume of data and traffic to the targeted server, service or network.
Cyber Safety Tips:
Use anti-virus software.
Use strong passwords
Never open email attachments from unknown senders.
Do not click on links from unknown senders and websites.
Use 2 – factor authentication everywhere.
Automate software update.
Keep the automatic downloading of HTML graphics in your mails disabled.
Use VPN (Virtual Private Network) to protect your online identity and activity.
Install HTTPS for Chrome, Firefox, Android and Opera.
Why Cyber Security?
We are living in a digital era, our society is technologically more reliant, where we constantly use the internet for booking restaurants, hotels, flights, paying online through paytm, Gpay etc. So, these activities lead to generation of data. This data is stored in data centers that are available to many users over the internet. Nowadays, we store personal information like credit card numbers and bank statements in Google Drive. All of this information is then exploited by the hackers and gives them a golden opportunity by providing them information such as IP address, public identity and data. After examining the counter intelligence cyber operation the number of cyber attacks are increasing day by day and the ladder is just going up. So one should know about cyber security, and should also take up courses.
The courses designed for Cyber Security are:
Security and Risk Management
Communication and Network Security
Software Development Security
The eligibility criterion is:
10 + 2 pass or equivalent
Institutions providing these courses:
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)
The Institute of Information Security
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