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1.1.1 Information Security vs Cybersecurity

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  • Difference Between Information Security and Cybersecurity

    The terms cybersecurity and information security are often used interchangeably.As they both are responsible for security and protecting the computer system from threats and information breaches and often cybersecurity and information security are so closely linked that they may seem synonymous and unfortunately, they are used synonymously.

    If we talk about data security it’s all about securing the data from malicious user and threats. Another question is that what is the difference between data and information? One important point is data is unformatted, or unorganized information. For example “100798” is data and if we know that it’s the date of birth of a person then it is information because it has a context.

    CYBER SECURITY INFORMATION SECURITY
    It is the practice of protecting the data from outside the resource on the internet. It is all about protecting information from unauthorized user, access and data modification or removal in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
    It is about the ability to protect the use of cyberspace from cyber attacks. It deals with protection of data from any form of threat.
    Cybersecurity to protect anything in the cyber realm. Information security is for information irrespective of the realm.
    Cybersecurity deals with danger against cyberspace. Information security deals with the protection of data from any form of threat.
    Cybersecurity strikes against cyber crimes, cyber frauds and law enforcement. Information security strives against unauthorized access, disclosure modification and disruption.
    On the other hand cyber security professionals with cyber security deals with advanced persistent threat. Information security professionals is the foundation of data security and security professionals associated with it prioritize resources first before dealing with threats.
    It deals with threats that may or may not exist in the cyber realm such as a protecting your social media account, personal information, etc. It deals with information assets and integrity confidentiality and availability.

     

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