Here are the critical cybersecurity terms to know for 2023; the difference between knowing and not knowing can be the key to avoiding a devastating breach.
Authentication is the process of confirming a user's identity; the objective here is to ensure that breaches don't occur by unauthorized personnel. The authentication process is accomplished using a password, retina scan, fingerprint scan, or sometimes a blend of each.
The term botnet comes from mixing the words "robot" with " network," a network of computers that some virus has infected don't. These computers then work to create as many data breaches as possible by following the virus's instructions. Typically, a botnet can take the form of Bitcoin mining, sending out spam emails, and DDoS attacks.
3. Data Breach
A data breach is an event that occurs when a hacker is successful in accessing a network and then retrieving any sensitive data. The information cybercriminals focus on ranges from credit card and bank account numbers, and much more.
DDoS stands for "Distributed Denial of Service," a favorite for many black hat hackers looking to make off quickly with important information or money. A DDoS works because the cybercriminal will bombard a website with overwhelming malicious traffic, forcing the website to crash. The website owners are usually met with a ransom they must pay to get their website back up and running.
5. Cyber Domain
A cyber domain, different than a website domain which acts as an address, is a network of computers and associated devices. These devices can range from routers, printers, and scanners), all connected as one entity.
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