cybersecurity

noun
cy·​ber·​se·​cu·​ri·​ty | \ ˈsī-bər-si-ˌkyu̇r-ə-tē How to pronounce cybersecurity (audio) \

Definition of cybersecurity

: 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 But the commission could take steps through its existing certification program for voting systems to ask vendors to provide details on cybersecurity practices and ownership information, according to the report. BostonGlobe.com, "The report’s coauthor Lawrence Norden acknowledged it was too late for any of this to happen in time for the 2020 presidential election.," 13 Nov. 2019 But the commission could take steps through its existing certification program for voting systems to ask vendors to provide details on cybersecurity practices and ownership information, according to the report. Washington Post, "Report: Election vendors are ‘prime targets,’ need oversight," 12 Nov. 2019 Hurd left the agency in 2009 and lost in a Republican primary before going to on to work for a cybersecurity firm. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "Will Hurd and the Crisis of the Moderate Republicans," 1 Nov. 2019 Adam Meyers of Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity firm, agrees that the aim of the hack was probably intelligence collection, with the purpose of furthering the energy plank of North Korea’s national economic-development strategy. The Economist, "A cyber-attack on an Indian nuclear plant raises worrying questions," 1 Nov. 2019 But a report released Tuesday by the cybersecurity firm Emsisoft suggests such threats are becoming more common, and healthcare facilities are a popular target. Katie Reilly, Time, "3 Hospitals in Alabama Forced to Turn Patients Away After Ransomware Attack," 2 Oct. 2019 At another point in the conversation, Trump asked Zelenskiy for a favor: his help looking into a cybersecurity firm that investigated the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee and determined it was carried out by Russia. Lisa Mascaro, Twin Cities, "Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation," 26 Sep. 2019 The most important cybersecurity practices require the constant vigilance of segmented and inventoried networks and data. Fortune, "To Protect Against Cyber Attacks, Companies Need to Address Data Manipulation. Here’s How," 23 Sep. 2019 Basic and cheap cybersecurity practices can go quite a long way to limit many cyberattack risks, participants said. Ben Popken, NBC News, "Election security experts say hack of voters' confidence may be biggest threat to 2020," 21 Sep. 2019

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1989, in the meaning defined above

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cybersecurity

noun
cy·​ber·​se·​cu·​ri·​ty | \ ˈsī-bər-si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-tē How to pronounce cybersecurity (audio) \

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: measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack

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