What is cybersecurity and why is it important?
Over the years, technology has been increasing in such a way that it has become essential in our daily lives. Such is its importance, that thanks to this advance we can perform multiple tasks with just a few clicks and without leaving home; such as procedures in the Public Administration, buying clothes or ordering food. In doing so, it is very important to protect ourselves on the network, otherwise our personal and banking data would be at risk. For this, there is cybersecurity.
What do we mean when we talk about cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the set of procedures, measures and tools that are taken to defend computers, mobile devices, servers, networks… in short, to protect any device or system that could be subject to a malicious attack by cybercriminals. Cybersecurity (whose International Day is next November 30) focuses on preventing and stopping threats from entering a system, and limiting the damage they cause if they finally manage to get in.
There are three basic types of cybersecurity:
- Network security. This guarantees that the integrity of the information is not compromised by an external party.
- Hardware security. This type of cybersecurity protects mobile devices, computers, etc. from possible leaks.
- Software security. Increases the protection of software applicationes. In this way, malicius behavior is prevented.
The importance of cybersecurity
Attacks by cybercriminals are often aimed to access, modify and/or destroy critical information. In addition to extort people with the threat of disclosing that sensitive information. Hackers threats or attacks can come in three different ways:
- Malware. It is malicious software that performs actions to damage the computer system on purpose and without the user’s knowledge.
- Phishing scams. It is the impersonation that aims to get hold of the user’s private data through the Internet.
- Ransomware. It is a malicious program that hijacks the user’s private information in order to ask for payment to recover it.
That is why cybersecurity is so important. With it, we can protect all our information and avoid possible threats or attacks. With good cybersecurity solutions and policies, your data will be protected.
Cybersecurity products and solutions
In order to protect our information, there are different cybersecurity products and solutions. When we talk about cybersecurity solutions, we refer to a set of high-tech tools that maintain active protection in the systems both reliably and trustworthy.
Some of the most commonly used cybersecurity products and solutions today are antivirus, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), certificates and digital signatures, encryption systems, firewalls, biometric cybersecurity systems (e.g. fingerprint), anti-spam to filter spam and viruses, etc.
Rely on REALSEC, a cybersecurity company, to protect your systems
One of the best solutions to surf the Internet safely is to have a cybersecurity company. They offer their services to both companies and individuals and are responsible for analyzing and detecting security threats, developing prevention techniques, creating and developing computer security projects, malware analysis, among many other things.
One of the best cybersecurity companies in the industry is REALSEC by Ultimaco. With an international presence, REALSEC has cybersecurity solutions in the development of encryption solutions for both general purpose and financial sector, digital signature, time stamping, PKI solutions, and Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity, for which it uses its own HSM (Hardware Security Module) along with other solutions for post-quantum cryptography, HSM in the cloud, tokenization and key management, among others, offered by its parent company Utimaco.
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