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Cyber-security is the technology that protects Internet-connected devices and systems against phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking, data breaches, identity theft, malware, denial of service attacks and more. It is a vital part of modern life, and everyone benefits from the tireless efforts of security researchers, who work to expose threats, improve open source tools, and educate the public.

The cybersecurity field can be divided into three main categories: endpoint devices like computers and smart phones; networks; and the cloud. Each of these requires its own unique set of protections. Common technology used to defend these entities includes next-generation firewalls, DNS filtering, and a range of antivirus software solutions.

Defending against unknown, constantly changing threats is a challenge for all organizations. Traditional reactive approaches that focused resources on protecting against the most known dangers are no longer adequate, and a more proactive approach is required.

A well-rounded cyber defense strategy requires the right skills and training for all employees. Educating staff on industry best practices, company policies and incidence reporting is an essential element in the battle against cyber attacks. Providing education via classes, online courses and seminars is a great way to reduce negligence and the chance of a costly breach. With the rise in hybrid work models and remote employee access to sensitive business information, it is necessary to deploy a Zero Trust framework that assumes all access requests are potentially malicious and verifies them accordingly. This ensures that people only have the privileges and access they need to perform their job functions and limit the chance of a breach.