With computers and smart phones everywhere and connected, cyber continues to be an important part of private, public, and commercial concern. Everything reachable through the Internet can be considered at risk. As the computer age came about, so did the importance of cybersecurity. Since nearly every system is now connected to the Internet, so has the vulnerability for cybercrimes. Technology innovation has resulted in improved tech devices, data, and mobile services. These new services collect and analyze huge amounts of information from private and proprietary information to company secrets. The continuation of the technology improvements creates a continued challenge to defend against hackers and thieves.
For this case, answer the following:
1. Define cybersecurity.
2. Explain the different categories of basic cyber threats to a system.
3. Identify and discuss the actors, targets, methods, and impacts involved in cyber-attacks.