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Cyberattacks have been on the rise for the past several years and 2017 shows no signs of letting up. But, these days, online threats go far beyond your computer getting a virus. If you don’t know what threats are out there, protecting yourself will be a challenge. That’s why I’ve rounded up 30 terms you need to know if you want to safeguard your online privacy and security.
Two terms before we begin
Each of the terms we’re about to go over all fall under the umbrella of two terms you need to understand. The first is “Cyberattack” and the second is “Cybersecurity.”
Simply put, a cyberattack is any attempt by an outside source to target, steal from, spy on, damage or destroy a computer network. Cyberattacks come in all shapes and sizes (as you’re about to see), and the criminals behind them don’t set their sights on a single target. No home network is too small, or company too large, to fall victim.
Cybersecurity, on the other hand, is the act of protecting networks from cyberattacks. Whether it’s locking down your personal network at home, or hiring a staff of IT professionals to secure the network for your business, cybersecurity is increasingly becoming a challenging task. To beat cybercriminals, you have to always be one step ahead of the game.
Ready? here we go ……
A Glossary of Cybersecurity Terms: