cybersecurity

noun

cy·​ber·​se·​cu·​ri·​ty ˈsī-bər-si-ˌkyu̇r-ə-tē How to pronounce cybersecurity (audio)
: measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack

Examples of cybersecurity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The analysts were referring to a Wall Street Journal report that Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent, is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23 billion. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 15 July 2024 The company immediately activated its incident response process to investigate and retained external cybersecurity experts to assist. Jill Goldsmith, Deadline, 12 July 2024 Jones said this has been verified by investigations by third-party cybersecurity experts at Mandiant and CrowdStrike. Cnn.com, The Mercury News, 12 July 2024 Winkler’s coworkers at a cybersecurity company in Washington greeted him with vigorous handshakes and congratulations. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 11 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for cybersecurity 

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Word History

First Known Use

1989, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cybersecurity was in 1989

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“Cybersecurity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cybersecurity. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

cybersecurity

noun
cy·​ber·​se·​cu·​ri·​ty ˈsī-bər-si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-tē How to pronounce cybersecurity (audio)
: measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack
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