Cybersecurity is the profession of defending computers, networks, and data from malicious
electronic attacks. It is sometimes contrasted with physical security, which is the more known
security practice aimed at managing access to buildings and other objects in the physical world.
Although there are many high-tech physical security techniques, cybersecurity focuses on
protecting assets from malicious logins and code, not burglaries.
Cybersecurity is a broad term that covers a number of specialized fields
Types of CyberSecurity
Network security prevents and protects against unauthorized people entering into corporate
Application security makes apps secure by finding and fixing weak points in the application code
Information security, sometimes referred to as data security, keeps information secure from
unauthorized people having access or the ability to make alterations, both when it's being stored
and when it's being transmitted from one machine to another.
Operational security, abbreviated as OPSEC, is a process by which organizations organize and
protect public data about themselves that could, if properly analyzed and organized with other
data by a competitor, reveal a goal or big picture that should stay hidden
There are some aspects of disaster recovery are also considered to be under the cybersecurity
umbrella; specifically the techniques to remediate data loss or service outages that are a result
of a cyberattack.
Cyber Security jobs
If you're reading this, it's likely that you are interested in a cybersecurity position. You will likely
encounter variations on three common job titles: security analyst, security engineer, and
security architect.In general these are in ascending order of seniority and responsibility: analysts
identify and fix issues within existing systems, engineers put in major revisions or roll out new
systems, and architects design those new systems. But these actual responsibilities can vary
widely from company to company, so it's important to take a closer look at each job to
understand what you are applying for . At the very top of the food chain is the Chief Information
These are the positions someone interested in the CyberSecurity career would likely find
themselves in so if you are interested in beginning a career in CyberSecurity contact us at