What is Cybersecurity?

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There's a lot to know about IT security--what types of data are most at risk, which threats your company faces most frequently, how best to defend yourself, and more. However, to avoid getting overwhelmed, it's often best to start with the basics. Today, we'll define one common IT security term and take a closer look: cybersecurity.

What You Need to Know

If you're here because you're worried about IT security, take a deep breath. You're not alone--and you're not without tools, solutions, and approaches to help keep you, your employees, and your data as safe as possible. In fact, managed IT solutions can be the "partner in tech" you need to watch your back, helping you understand the ins and outs of everything IT--including security.

It's important to remember that managed IT providers won't just make decisions without your input; instead, they'll walk you through all the definitions, explanations, and options so that you can make an informed call. Take, for example, cybersecurity. Here's everything your provider would want you to know before jumping in!

What does it mean?

Cybersecurity is a type of IT security, but the two terms aren't synonymous; cybersecurity focuses specifically on the Internet--how users interact with it, what risks they might face, and how to keep data safe when it's uploaded or downloaded.

What does it look like?

The great thing about cybersecurity is that you're probably already doing some of it--for example, firewalls, anti-virus software, and safe Internet habits. Cybersecurity is much bigger than that, though, and often includes things like risk assessments, the use of mobile devices, cybercrime prevention, and more.

How is it implemented?

A managed IT provider would help you implement cybersecurity solutions in your workflows by helping you analyze your risks. If, for example, you have a lot of users on a lot of personal devices, your provider would help make sure that protocols are being followed for safe application use, password creation, secure connections, and prioritization of secure data.

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