-Durva Waykole (std. X Abhinav Vidyalay)
The beginning of the digital era has opened up a lot of opportunities nowadays. We can do mobile banking, online shopping, booking a hotel room, ordering some dinner, booking a cab, reading news, and books everything in just one click, but it has been rightly said that everything has a price, and the more you connect to digital assets the more is the chance of high risk towards your confidential and sensitive data. Now the question arises how the companies are securing this data and how they are protecting the data from this cyberattack? The answer is cyber security.
What is Cybersecurity?
Cyber security is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect systems, networks, and programs from unauthorized access which means from small or big cyberattacks or cyber threats, therefore, protecting the organization and individuals.
There are various types of cyber-attacks that you can fall prey to, such as Phishing attacks, Malware attacks, Password attacks, DDoS attacks, MitM attacks, etc. Some of the cyber security tips which can help you to keep your data safe are, the use of anti-virus protection by installing anti-virus software such as Quick Heal, Norton 360, etc. using network security control devices such as firewalls and IDS, use strong passwords, avoid unknown sites and don’t open any suspicious emails and also be careful on social platforms, don’t randomly share your information to any random site, do Online Banking and confidential work on “HTTPS” sites only. Be overly suspicious, although many things online are secure, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
CIA stands for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. The CIA Triad is also referred to as the three pillars of security and most security policies of bigger organizations and even smaller companies are based on these three principles. Confidentiality means keeping your data private or secret. It ensures that only those who are authorized have access to specific information and those who are unauthorized are actively prevented from obtaining access.
Integrity is the assurance that the information is trustworthy and accurate. It involves maintaining data, consistency, and accuracy over its entire lifecycle. Overall integrity is about ensuring that data has not been tampered with and Availability ensures that authorized users should be able to access the data whenever they need to do so. It simply means that networks, systems, and applications are up and running. Therefore, the CIA Triad plays a major role in protecting, safeguarding, and securing our systems against growing cyber threats
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