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Cyber-security is the set of practices, initiatives and technologies that are designed to protect electronic data or computer systems from unauthorized access, corruption, theft or misuse. It encompasses hardware, software, storage devices and user equipment, access controls, administrative measures and organizational policies and procedures.

Businesses invest in cybersecurity because of the potential financial losses, reputational damage and lost productivity that could result from a cyberattack. Cyberattacks can expose customer information, financial records and proprietary intellectual property to theft or destruction. A comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, including regular risk assessments and threat management, minimizes the impact of these attacks.

Security specialists work alongside IT professionals to ensure a company’s systems are secure. This includes implementing strong network and endpoint security measures, using encryption for sensitive data at rest and in transit and developing staff awareness of the potential for cyber threats. They also work to ensure the security of a company’s diverse range of computing and communication devices—from desktops, laptops and mobile phones to IoT (Internet of Things) devices and smart home products.

As a growing and in-demand field, cybersecurity offers many career paths to help people follow their passions and achieve their goals. From certificates to bachelor’s degrees, from bootcamps to university programs, there is a wide range of options available for those interested in the field. The good news is that it is becoming easier than ever to gain the necessary skills to get started.