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1.1.2 Information Security vs Network Security

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  • Information vs Network Security

    Network Security

    Network Security is the measures taken by any enterprise or organization to secure its computer network and data using both hardware and software systems. This aims at securing the confidentiality and accessibility of the data and network. Every company or organization that handles large amount of data, has a degree of solutions against many cyber threats.

    Cyber Security 

    Cyber Security is the measures to protect our system from cyber attacks and malicious attacks. It is basically to advance our security of the system so that we can prevent unauthorized access of our system from attacker. It protects the cyberspace from attacks and damages. Cyberspace can be hampered by inherent vulnerabilities that cannot be removed sometimes.

     

    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Information vs Cyber vs Netwrok Security. ("3 Security" by pp_pankajGeeks for Geeks is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Difference between Network Security and Cyber Security:

    Network Security Cyber Security
    It protects the data flowing over the network. It protects the data residing in the devices and servers.
    It is a subset of cyber security. It is a subset of information security.
    It protects anything in the network realm. It protects anything in the cyber realm.
    It deals with the protection from DOS attacks. It deals with the protection from cyber attacks.
    Network Security strikes against trojans. Cyber Security strikes against cyber crimes and cyber frauds.
    It includes viruses and worms. It includes phishing and pre-texting.
    Network security ensures to protect the transit data only. Cyber security ensures to protect entire digital data.
    It secures the data travelling across the network by terminals. It deals with the protection of the data resting.
     
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    "Difference between Network Security and Cyber Security" by pp_pankajGeeks for Geeks is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
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