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Cybersecurity is the discipline dedicated to protecting computer systems, networks, software and data from viruses, worms, spyware, hacker attacks, denial-of-service attacks, unauthorized access, data theft and other malicious activities that could harm or destroy valuable information. Governments, military, corporate, financial and medical organizations collect and store vast amounts of information on their computers and devices. Much of that data is private, confidential or sensitive to the organization and if accessed, stolen or destroyed by hackers would cause massive disruptions and harm.

With increasing advancements in computer processing power, network complexity and software capabilities, the security of computer systems has become an increasingly complex undertaking. At the same time, cybercriminals are growing more sophisticated and finding new ways to attack and steal data from companies large and small.

The cybersecurity challenges are unprecedented and have a broad impact on all sectors of society. From critical infrastructure such as energy production and transmission, water and wastewater, health and education to retail, financial services, transportation and the internet, all have a direct correlation with the proper functioning of modern societies.

Cybersecurity is a business issue, and 85% of organizations report that accountability lies with their CIO or CISO. In the 2022 Gartner survey, a significant number of board members deemed cybersecurity an organizational risk rather than a technology issue. Those who study and pursue careers in the field of Cybersecurity are critical to the safety and security of our societies. They must be curious, competitive and always willing to learn to stay ahead of the ever-evolving threat landscape.