What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity refers to the specialization of computer network security that consists of technologies, policies, and procedures that protect networked computer systems from unauthorized use or harm. Broadly speaking, cybersecurity topics can be subdivided into two complementary areas: cyber-attacks, which are essentially offensive and emphasize network penetration techniques; and cyber defenses, which are essentially protective and emphasize countermeasures intended to eliminate or mitigate cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity Forum, 2021.