Here are 9 common cybersecurity terms you should know.
It's now more important than ever to pay attention to risks associated with cybersecurity. If your practice experinces a breach, the right vocabulary could help you diagnose and fix the problem fast.Â Here are 9 important terms to know.Â Â
A weakness in an information system, system security procedures, internal controls, or implementation that could be exploited or triggered by a threat.
A type of malware that locks users out of their data and encrypts it until a ransom is paid.
A type of malware that can corrupt or erase information on a computer before spreading to other computers.
A scheme using an email to trick someone into divulging personal information or passwords. A spear phishing attack uses more detailed personal information to make an email appear to be coming from a known employee, business associate or family member.
The process of scrambling plain text so it is unreadable for the purpose of security or privacy.
Hardware or software that limits access between networks and/or systems in accordance with a specific security policy.