10 Types of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting electronic devices, networks, and sensitive information from unauthorized access, theft, or damage. It encompasses various measures such as security software, firewalls, encryption, and authentication protocols, among others.

Cybersecurity has become a critical aspect of every individual and organization’s life. With the increasing number of cyber threats and attacks, it is essential to protect sensitive information and data from falling into the wrong hands.

There are various types of cybersecurity that are being deployed by organizations based on what they need. It is helpful to know and understand the most common risks.

  1. Application Security: Application security prevents unauthorized access and use of applications and connected data. Application security is web application security. It focuses on protecting web applications, which are frequently targeted by cyber attacks.
  2. Cloud Security: Cloud security also known as cloud computing security focuses on protecting cloud-based assets and services, including applications, data, and infrastructure. Most cloud security is managed as a shared responsibility between organizations and cloud service providers.
  3. Infrastructure Security: Infrastructure security is a practice to protect critical systems and assets against cyber threats. It typically covers hardware to software assets such as end-user devices, data center resources, cloud resources, and networking systems.
  4. Data Security: Data security is the process of protecting digital information from corruption, theft, or unauthorized access. It covers everything from hardware, software, storage devices, and user devices, as well as administrative controls, organizational policies, and procedures.
  5. Endpoint Security: Endpoint security or endpoint protection covers the cybersecurity approach of its defending endpoints such as desktops, laptops, and other mobile devices.
  6. Internet of Things (IoT) security: IoT security is the practice of securing and safeguarding IoT devices and networks. It main goal is to keep the privacy of the users and confidentiality of data.
  7. Mobile Security: Mobile security is a strategy to promote the protection of smartphones, tablets, and laptops from threats associated with wireless computing.
  8. Network Security: Network security is critical for protecting sensitive data and systems from cyber-attacks and other security threats.
  9. Operational Security: Operation security (OPSEC) is a practice deployed by organizations to prevent sensitive information from getting into the hands of the wrong people. The goal is to identify and mitigate potential risks to prevent confidential information from being lost, stolen, or compromised.
  10. Zero Trust: Zero Trust security means that no one from inside or outside of an organization is trusted by default to have access unless the verification method is completed. Zero Trust is a method to secure business networks and infrastructure.


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