Cyber Security

Technology has brought the world closer together, creating an interconnected global society; however, never before has society faced as great a risk as hacking. Cyber security refers to the measures taken to keep electronic information private and safe from damage or theft. Applying to software and hardware, as well as information on the Internet, cyber security can be used to protect everything from personal information to complex government systems. As the world is more reliant on computers than ever before, cyber security has become increasingly essential. There are three main types of cyber attacks: Backdoor, Denial-of-service, Direct-access. Backdoor attacks exploit alternate methods of accessing a system that does not require the usual methods of authentication. Denial-of-service attacks prevent the rightful user from accessing the system. Direct-access attacks refer to viruses, which gain access to a system and then copy its information and modify the system.