cyber

adjective
cy·​ber | \ ˈsī-bər How to pronounce cyber (audio) \

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The indictment maintains that Martono has earned more than $21 million from his website and used any number of cyber tricks and a third-party gift card reseller to shroud the money transfers. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Feds rescue a 13-year-old girl from sex trafficker and take down online successor to Dallas’ notorious Backpage site," 24 June 2020 Prime Minister Scott Morrison didn’t identify the country responsible on Friday, but said not many countries have the resources to mount such a wide-ranging cyber assault. Mike Cherney, WSJ, "Australia Is Being Cyberattacked by State Actor, Prime Minister Says," 19 June 2020 WikiLeaks Task Force, several pages of which were missing or redacted, portrays an agency more concerned with bulking up its cyber arsenal than keeping those tools secure. BostonGlobe.com, "Elite CIA unit that built hacking tools failed to secure its own systems," 16 June 2020 The October 2017 report by the CIA's WikiLeaks Task Force, several pages of which were missing or redacted, portrays an agency more concerned with bulking up its cyber arsenal than keeping those tools secure. Author: Ellen Nakashima, Shane Harris, Anchorage Daily News, "Elite CIA unit that developed hacking tools failed to secure its own systems," 16 June 2020 And nearly every facet of our digital lives and economy is under threat of cyber attack. Greg Jefferson, ExpressNews.com, "Jefferson: Port San Antonio is poised to take off post-pandemic," 12 June 2020 But without cooperation from the country to which the hacker is traced, these moves are largely symbolic, said Stefan Tanase, a cyber intelligence expert at the CSIS Security Group A/S, headquartered in Copenhagen. Catherine Stupp, WSJ, "Germany Seeks EU Sanctions for 2015 Cyberattack on Its Parliament," 11 June 2020 People should practice good cyber hygiene as well, suggests John Breyault, who manages the National Consumers League's Fraud Center. CBS News, "Criminals stealing billions of dollars in unemployment benefits," 8 June 2020 Officials also were rushing to develop a clearer picture of the involvement of foreign actors and cyber instigators in the calamity, both in pushing narratives and as propaganda victories. Fox News, "George Floyd unrest: How riot groups come together to loot, destroy," 2 June 2020

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First Known Use of cyber

Adjective

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyber

Adjective

cyber-

Combining form

cybernetic

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29 Jun 2020

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“Cyber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyber. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cyber-

: computer

cyber-

prefix

Kids Definition of cyber-

: relating to computers or computer networks

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