The International Telecommunication Union ( Itu ) Defines Cyber Security

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Today our society has evolved beyond the expectations of our founding fathers. Humans flying through the air from destination to destination, being able to send information almost instantaneously, to receiving high definition photos of the furthest celestial bodies known in our solar system, our technology has literally and figuratively rocketed the human race into the future. While our technology becomes increasingly more advanced so does the ability to steal information from these systems. Cyber Security is one of the biggest threats our nation faces as we become more dependent on the use of technology in our day to day lives.
What is Cyber Security? The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) defines Cyber Security as “Cybersecurity is the collection of tools, policies, security concepts, security safeguards, guidelines, risk management approaches, actions, training, best practices, assurance and technologies that can be used to protect the cyber environment and organization and user’s assets. Organization and user’s assets include connected computing devices, personnel, infrastructure, applications, services, telecommunications systems, and the totality of transmitted and/or stored information in the cyber environment.” (ITU, 2008) Cyber-attacks have become ever prevalent in our society as the use of cell phones, emails, and computers become our primary source of sending and receiving information. To fully understand Cyber Security, we must delve into the history of…
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