Cyber Security

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Cybersecurity refers to the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and sensitive information from unauthorized access, theft, damage, or disruption, caused by malicious actors or accidental events. It involves a range of technologies, processes, and practices that are designed to secure digital assets and mitigate the risks of cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity threats can come in many forms, a few of which are:

1. Malware – malicious software such as viruses, worms, and ransomware that can infiltrate computer systems and cause damage or steal data.

2. Phishing – fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information such as passwords or credit card numbers by posing as a trustworthy entity.

3. Social engineering – manipulating people into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that may compromise security.

4. Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks – flooding a network or system with traffic to overload and disrupt it.

5. Insider threats – threats posed by employees, contractors, or others who have authorized access to systems and data but misuse or abuse that access.

SOome common Cybersecurity measures to counter these are:

1. Strong passwords and two-factor authentication to prevent unauthorized access.

2. Encryption of sensitive data to protect it from theft or misuse.

3. Firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems to prevent unauthorized access.

4. Regular security updates and patches to fix vulnerabilities and bugs.

5. Employee training and awareness programs to prevent social engineering attacks and other security threats.

Effective cybersecurity is critical for individuals, businesses, and governments to protect against cyber attacks, safeguard sensitive information, and maintain trust in digital systems and networks.

Martin Liguori
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By Martin Liguori
I have been working on IT for more than 20 years. Engineer by profession graduated from the Catholic University of Uruguay, and I believe that teamwork is one of the most important factors in any project and/or organization. I consider having the knowledge both developing software and leading work teams and being able to achieve their autonomy. I consider myself a pro-active, dynamic and passionate person for generating disruptive technological solutions in order to improve people's quality of life. I have helped companies achieve much more revenue through the application of decentralized disruptive technologies, being a specialist in these technologies. If you want to know more details about my educational or professional journey, I invite you to review the rest of my profile or contact me at