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Cyber security uses technologies, processes, and practices to defend networks, servers, computers, mobile devices, and data from cyber attacks, security breaches or damage. Banks, government agencies, corporations and healthcare systems collect who store and process large amounts of sensitive data are looking to cyber security for critical infrastructure protection from cyber threat. The main elements of cyber security include computer security, network security, application security, endpoint security, data security, cloud security and disaster recovery. Organizations generally look to these common mitigation strategies to avoid security incidents and reduce overall risk.
Computer, network, and application security involves frequent scans, updates and testing of networks to protect against malicious software attacks and unwanted information system intrusions. Endpoint security focuses on protecting and securing remote access these computer networks. Within a computer network, data security works to protect sensitive information and prevent data loss. And with the recent migration of large amounts of data to the cloud, cloud security strategies are critical to address the challenges of protecting data in online environments.
Despite these and other cyber security measures, organizations also rely on disaster recovery and business continuity in response to any security breaches or disruptions that cause an interruption in operations or result in significant data loss. These measures give organizations a viable path forward in real time, while operating on limited resources, and help them establish guidelines for restoring operating capacity.
Cyber security is a critical need and invaluable resource for organizations, allowing them to