Vulnerabilities are the gates through which threats enter the enterprise. The more applications a company deploys, the more vulnerabilities it creates for itself.
A hacker is an unauthorized user who breaks into computer systems to steal, change or destroy information, often by installing dangerous malware without the knowledge or consent of the device’s rightful owner or user.
The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a computing device and who was responsible for it.
The core elements of data security are: confidentiality, which ensures that data is accessed only by authorized individuals; integrity ensures that information is reliable, as well as accurate; and availability, which ensures that data is both available and accessible to satisfy business needs.
Cyber crime occurs when a computer is the object of the crime or is used as a tool to commit an offense.
Ransomware is essentially digital extortion executed through software that uses encryption techniques to keep files — and entire systems — locked from use by their original owner, and holds them hostage.
A breach comes as a result of a cyberattack that allows cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access to a computer system and steal confidential data. Exploits, phishing and other methods are used.