This description on the importance of cybersecurity could help you understand its need
| "Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and it boils down to this:
In cybersecurity, the more systems we secure, the more secure we all are."
In today's modern world, for the security of our lives, cybersecurity is very crucial.
Today, I, Suyashi Mishra is here to tell you all about cybersecurity and why it is the need of the hour.
From desktop to smartwatches, internet 1.0 to 4.0, our lives have changed a lot. From communicating through instant messages to banking, travelling, studying and shopping, the internet has touched every aspect of life. But with the growing use of the internet, protecting crucial information from getting leaked has become a necessity and this could be done only through cybersecurity.
In simple language, Cyber Security or IT security means protecting data, networks, programs and other information from unauthorized destruction or change.Â
A computer that is not having the right security controls can be infected with malware and thus any information can be accessed in moments. Hacking of essential data, network outages, and other cyber-related threats affect our lives that range from minor inconvenience to severe incidents. Cyber threats can be caused due to negligence or they could also be planned and intentional.
The main objectives of suchÂ system attackers or hackers are, first, steal confidential information, second, make illegal monetary transactions, third, destroy or change data. System attackers can be terrorists or recreational hackers. They have a variety of tools that can infect the computer.
Even a small mistake in securing data can prove to beÂ extremely dangerous. Such a shaky situation highlights the need for cybersecurity.
Facebook and Instagram are well known to us and these have become the most popular medium for sharing your everyday moments and connecting with other people. But, the photos, videos and other personal information shared by an individual on social media can be misused by others that may lead to serious or even life-threatening incidents.
"Don't share your private info, without thinking twice, always be secured by being wise."
It is vital for individuals to learn how to protect computers and personal information from being hacked. One should engage in proper online behavior to create a safer online environment.
Cybersecurity is equally important for governments at different levels as these institutions keep a massive amount of confidential data concerning the country and its citizens. Stealing of this sensitive information from government institutions by terrorists or spies can lead to severe threats on a country. And that's why cybersecurity is of paramount importance for government organizations as well.
But unluckily, there is no dedicated Cyber-security regulation in India and we are not well prepared to deal with cyber-warfare. However, the Indian Government has formulated the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 which is not yet implemented.
Now, if we talk about the worldwide solution, The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre is a leading international center investigating on efficient and effective cybersecurity capacity-building, promoting an increase in the quality and impact of cybersecurity across the globe.
Increasing use of the internet has made cybersecurity even more critical than it was before. Growing cyber threats demand that users should stay vigilant about protecting data.
"Feel safe, be sure, always ensure that you are secure."