Cybersecurity or IT security is the practice of protecting computer systems and networks from cyber attacks, physical or digital damage to hardware, software, and data assets, and unauthorized use of technologies. Along with the growth of “smart devices” and the Internet of Things (IoT), attackers are also growing innovative, making IT security more receptive to malpractices, giving the cybersecurity industry a more prominent role in the daily lives of every person.
Cybersecurity is often only associated with computers, however, it extends to a wide array of technologies like mobiles, televisions, cars, cameras, hospital machinery and many more. The first cyber attack ever recorded was in 1903, when Nevil Maskelyne, a magician, sent insulting Morse code messages that were displayed on the auditorium’s screen at John Ambrose Fleming’s demonstration. Since then, technologies have advanced, shifting from mechanical and electronic technologies to digital technologies.
While these advancements have helped businesses and organizations grow they have also been the reason for loss and reputational damage. Here are a few reasons why cybersecurity ought to be the crux of every human: