What is cyber security?
Cyber security is concerned with protecting systems, networks, devices, and data from cyberattacks such as injections, data breaches, and ransomware. Cyber security aims to protect computer networks (both local and public) against external threats.
Differences Between Cyber Security, IT Security, and Computer Security
While the term “cybersecurity” is often used interchangeably with the terms “IT security” (ITSec) and “computer security” (InfoSec), the difference lies in the scope of security.
ITSec : is a general term that includes physical, computer and cyber security. It is a broad concept that encompasses the physical and digital aspects of protecting infrastructure and information within an organization.
Cyber Security – Aims to provide protection against cyber attacks. Vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, firewalls, and multi-factor authentication schemes all fall within the domain of cyber security.
InfoSec – Focuses on protecting data and the information derived from it, both physical (eg, paper documents) and digital. It includes fraud prevention, backup copies, and employee policies on data and information protection.
Physical security: involves controlling access to physical infrastructures, such as the server room or offices. Physical security measures include, but are not limited to, access cards, security guards, and cameras.
ITSec covers all aspects of protecting your data and information. Depending on your approach, you may decide to look at ways to inherently secure data and information (InfoSec) or directly harden your systems against known vectors of cyberattacks (cybersecurity). Likewise, no IT security strategy is complete without the physical protection of the IT infrastructure itself against external tampering.
Because these are overlapping concepts, terminology isn’t as important as developing a holistic plan that protects your data and information throughout your organization.
The benefits of cyber security
Cyber security benefits include:
Direct protection against attacks on your network.
Increased trust from customers and stakeholders.
A greater guarantee of business continuity and availability.
Preventing unauthorized access to your data and information.
Compliance with legal requirements for the protection of personally identifiable information (PII, Personally Identifiable Information).
How Pure Storage offers built-in cyber security
In the digital age, data must be stored in physical data storage solutions such as Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. Therefore, much of the protection of such data is related to the built-in cyber security measures found in the infrastructure of its storage.
Pure Storage® all-flash arrays have a number of built-in cybersecurity features designed to keep your data safe, including:
Comprehensive data protection (both in process and at rest) with EncryptReduce™.
Built-in protection against ransomware with SafeMode snapshots .
Enterprise-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2 and AES-256) for optimized GDPR compliance.
Effortless, multidimensional security of data storage.