Definition of cybersecurity

The term cybersecurity encompasses all the tools, policies, security concepts, security mechanisms, guidelines, risk management methods, actions, training, good practices, guarantees and technologies that can be used to protect the cyber environment and assets of organisations and users.

The assets of organisations and users include connected computer devices, staff, infrastructure, applications, services, telecommunications systems and all information sent and/or stored in the cyber environment.

Cybersecurity aims to ensure that the assets of organisations and users are secure and remain so against risks affecting cyber environment security.

The main security aims are as follows:

  • vailability;
  • integrity, which can include authenticity and non-repudiation;
  • confidentiality.

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