What is cyber security?

Cyber security is how individuals and organisations reduce the risk of cyber attack.

Cyber security’s core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers), and the services we access – both online and at work – from theft or damage.

It’s also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of personal information we store on these devices, and online.

What is it important?

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to stake steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.

What is cyber security?

The more worrying breaches are where student safety is compromised. … It’s an unfortunate fact that, while cybersecurity in Education is necessary to protect against financial loss and prevent disruption, it’s also crucial to protect students from harm.