cy·ber | \ˈsī-bər \

Definition of cyber 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or involving computers or computer networks (such as the Internet) the cyber marketplace

Definition of cyber- (Entry 2 of 2)

: computer : computer network cyberspace

Examples of cyber in a Sentence

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The bill, which passed 363-54, would increase the pay for intelligence employees with cyber skills and defend against foreign threats to federal U.S. elections. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: House Democrats list states with weakest election security in new report," 13 July 2018 Other opportunities include administrative and executive assistants, accountants, truck drivers, crane operators, cyber security professionals, traditional floor hands and roustabouts, said Head. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Education, training crucial to energy industry success," 8 July 2018 Those tactics include cyber-theft as well as forcing companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to China's market. Author: Paul Wiseman, Josh Boakap, Anchorage Daily News, "US-China trade war elevates the risks to the global economy," 7 July 2018 The survey also found that 34 percent of District 64 eighth-grade students reported being bullied — called names, threatened, physically assaulted or cyber-bullied. Heather Cherone,, "Eight percent of District 64 8th-grade students reported using tobacco or vaping, survey finds," 2 July 2018 The Jyn Erso team is already spinning up another project, called Jyn 2, focusing on new ways for cyber soldiers to hunt down adversaries on DOD networks. Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, "The Pentagon Is Building a Dream Team of Tech-Savvy Soldiers," 2 July 2018 Her competitors range from age 21 to 40 and include a former undercover cop, a Las Vegas entertainer, a day trader and a cyber security engineer, according to CBS. Conner Mitchell, kansascity, "After winning Miss Missouri, Lee's Summit woman faces a new contest: 'Big Brother'," 26 June 2018 The news was first reported by, and Watts-Jackson told them he will focus on cyber system operations and security. Khadrice Rollins,, "Former Michigan State Hero Jalen Watts-Jackson Joining the Air Force," 5 July 2018 The emergence of natural gas as a significant part of the fuel mix has greatly raised the stakes for pipeline cyber security. Neil Chatterjee, Richard Glick, Houston Chronicle, "Cyber security rules needed for pipelines: FERC commissioners," 17 June 2018

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1992, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cyber-

: computer



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: relating to computers or computer networks

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