Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, the term security implies cybersecurity. Overall spending on cybersecurity is now at approximately $12 billion a year by the government alone.
Ensuring cybersecurity requires coordinated efforts throughout an information system. Elements of cybersecurity include:
- Application security
- Information security
- Network security
- Disaster recovery / business continuity planning
- End-user education