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

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An Israeli company called Cybergym operates arena-like facilities where companies are trained to fend off cyber attacks, according to its website. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, "FBI probe at DWP includes scrutiny on cybersecurity," 10 Aug. 2019 Schory most recently has been working as an early stage investor for companies like Dataminr and cyber security firm BlueVoyant. Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter, "Endeavor Appoints First Chief Digital Officer," 7 Aug. 2019 Experts say that North Korea has invested significant resources in developing a sophisticated array of cyber capabilities and a robust network of hackers who have increasingly been used to evade United Nations and US sanctions. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "North Korean cryptocurrency heists net estimated $2 billion: UN report," 6 Aug. 2019 Unsecured or under-secured devices give cyber criminals an opportunity to intrude into private networks. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: BBB security tips — Internet of Things brings convenience, risk," 28 July 2019 Equifax first discovered evidence of cyber crime, the company said, on July 29, 2017. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Equifax to pay $700M in data breach settlement: What your payout could look like," 22 July 2019 Employees at both Northeast OB/GYN and the Institute for Women’s Health said Thursday in nearly identical emailed statements that their practices had cyber liability insurance in place before the incident, and continue to carry such coverage. Samantha Ehlinger, San Antonio Express-News, "Small businesses in Texas at rising risk of cyberattacks," 19 Jan. 2018 Vance said his office would also need to function at a high level in case of a cyber attack. Mark Morales, CNN, "New York authorities test their defenses against cyber attacks," 26 July 2019 Among the committee's six principal recommendations in 2018 were the establishment of new cyber norms, enhanced information-sharing, and replacing outdated voting systems. Olivia Gazis, CBS News, "Russian cyber actors targeted 2016 state elections with "unprecedented level of activity," says Senate Intel report," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of cyber


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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