This isn’t an exhaustive list, but when I think of Cyber Security, I think of these 5 areas… and they do overlap.
it’s the physical and virtual side of things a bit like the locks on your doors and windows. Devices like firewalls and more three letter acronyms than well; someone will probably create an acronym for all of them. It’s everything about how your devices are set up and connected to the internet from wires to wireless.
It includes things like Bring Your Own Device, Smart Speakers, Network Cameras. How these devices are attached to your network and how to handle compromised devices.
Keeping information safe not just from being destroyed but also not getting into the wrong hands. Do you have backups…. What happens if that drive fails…?
This is about things happening, so it’s about controlling what people can do. It’s about Folder permissions and access rights, filtered DNS, antivirus. Software and firmware updates.
Secure authentication systems, Handling of printed documents or USB pens.
Disaster Recovery and continuity
Simply put it’s the ability to be able to get back on your feet and carry on as though nothing had happened. It’s about backups how those backups are stored who has access to them, online backups and what happens If ….? That if can be what happens if you lose the internet for several days or a volcano erupts right next door?
People are your first line of defence against phishing or malware like ransomware. By learning how to be safe online, it’s considered the most important aspect to help protect against fraudsters.