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What is cybersecurity?

What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. Cybersecurity is the responsibility of everyone in your organization, or your home.

Cyberattacks are designed to steal information from systems through any means possible, such as damage, manipulation, and disruption of networks and hardware. In today's digital world, cybersecurity threats are one of the biggest existential threats we face. It's important to practice cybersecurity at all levels - individual, organizational, national, and global. This includes developing an awareness of the world of hacking, understanding the risks of personal data breaches, and following best practices for keeping your data and the data of others safe.

There are two types of hackers: criminal hackers, who have malicious intent and hack for harm, and ethical or defensive hackers, who hack for good. Criminal hackers, also known as threat actors or malicious hackers, use various methods to gain unauthorized access to data within a system for nefarious purposes. Ethical hackers, on the other hand, exploit networks or systems to find security flaws and recommend ways to fix them. They aim to break things in order to strengthen defenses and fix vulnerabilities.

Malicious hackers typically target assets, such as data, information, devices, or any other aspect of a system that has value and can be used for financial gain. These assets often include sensitive data or information that should only be accessed by authorized individuals. In the realm of data, hackers usually go after personal payment information, personally identifiable information, and personal health information.

It's important to be aware of these threats and take steps to protect yourself and your organization. This includes using strong passwords, keeping your software and devices up to date, and being cautious when clicking on links or downloading attachments. It's also a good idea to educate yourself and others about cybersecurity best practices. By being proactive and staying informed, we can all help to make the digital world a safer place.

Summit Technologies can assist you in keeping your Salesforce ecosystem secure and safe from cyber attacks.


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