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Cybersecurity is the protection of hardware, software, and data from digital attacks on security, integrity, and availability.

Cyberattacks are typically aimed towards stealing/tampering with confidential information, identity theft, and/or the disruption of business processes. With the growing number of cybersecurity threats—ransomware, malware, social engineering, phishing—it is crucial that a company develop strong cybersecurity methods.

The number of attacks on enterprises keeps going up and attacks that target identity and commerce are at the top of the list.

In order to implement an effective cybersecurity the people, processes, and technology must blend smoothly together. The key to this would be a multi-layer defense system that may include various forms of authentication, using encryption, and ensuring education throughout your business on cybersecurity.