CYBER SECURITY – NEED OF THE HOUR
In this era of technological revolution, each moment is witnessed by serious technological advancements across the world; the pace at which humans are interdependent on Artificial Intelligence does indicate a heightened need for the protection of people’s personal & business information and other data belonging to commercial, non-commercial and government entities from being misused. In order to keep the above-mentioned information from being unwittingly transmitted to a third party, Cyber Security comes at play.
Cyber Security is a shield protecting all systems and networks connected to the internet; and is largely used by businesses to protect their software, hardware and any form of information or data from cyber attacks. The cyber threat is an alarming yet a common issue, making it one of the most important concerns many individuals and businesses has in this fast-paced phase of the Internet of Things where every iota of information is either linked directly to the internet or with systems connected to the internet. Such an environment dependent on AI or IoT makes the data transmission and storage process extremely vulnerable and volatile. Individuals too experience similar threat whilst dealing with their personal information online leading to severe privacy crisis. There are plenty of cases globally each day, depicting grisly crimes initiated due to the unsafe cyber environment, breeding various types of Cyber Security threats, such as –
- ATTACK VECTORS
- MAN IN THE MIDDLE etc.
Dealing with these threats, cyber security plays a very important role while displaying its threat recognition and reduction capabilities by intelligently identifying various cyber threats and strengthening its information security defense in a way to effectively deal with current environment and ensure complete security of information systems and data. Supporting this statement below listed are few elements of cyber security which enables in creating a secured infrastructure –
• INFORMATION/DATA SECURITY
• APPLICATION SECURITY
• NETWORK SECURITY
• DISASTER RECOVERY/BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING
• END USER EDUCATION, and
• OPERATIONAL SECURITY
It has become the need of the hour to have updated Cyber Security systems installed across all businesses, enterprises, organizations and personal systems in order to protect ourselves and any information/data from being misused or scathed. We must all be aware of the fact how Cyber Security industry is growing at an unfathomable pace with a forecasted Market worth of 231.94 Billion USD by 2022. This premeditated growth best indicates the future of Cyber Security industry whilst birthing possibilities, unmatched over last one decade.