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The world we live in now relies heavily on technology for everything from communication (email, smartphones and tablets), entertainment (interactive video games, social media and apps) to banking, shopping, transportation and medical devices. As a result, vast amounts of sensitive data are transmitted across networks and devices all the time. This data is of a great value to cybercriminals who look to steal and sell that information. Cybersecurity is the discipline that protects all of that information, whether it is private or business related.

Cybersecurity focuses on three primary principles: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. Confidentiality refers to ensuring that only authorized people and processes can access the data or functions within a system. This can include encrypting data to protect against hackers. Integrity refers to ensuring the accuracy of information and making sure that data or functions are available when needed. This is where security solutions like firewalls, anti-virus software and data backup come into play. Lastly, Availability refers to the ability for an organisation to continue operating without interruption despite cyberattacks.

The importance of Cybersecurity is becoming more apparent to businesses as data breaches and leaks become commonplace in the news. A single breach can hurt a brand’s reputation, cause financial loss and lead to a loss of trust among customers. Savvy leaders know that making cybersecurity a priority can help mitigate risks, boost brand trust, ensure compliance and even increase productivity and innovation. This is why many regulatory bodies are now requiring organisations to formally demonstrate their cybersecurity readiness through regular scenario-based testing.