Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems and networks from bad actors who disrupt services or steal sensitive information. The responsibilities of professionals in this field may include:

  • Educating a company’s stakeholders on the importance of cyber and information security.
  • Planning in disaster recovery and responses to cybersecurity breaches.
  • Closing gaps in network security and mitigating vulnerabilities.
  • Defending against various cyber-attacks.

As a concept, cybersecurity covers everything from network and application security to operational security and business continuity.

Programming Languages

Cybersecurity work involves the following programming languages:

  • Python features tools for common tasks such as malware analysis.
  • C and C++ are low-level languages that can directly access RAM and system processes.
  • SQL and its features are used in database security.
  • PHP can be used to protect against DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.
  • Bash can automate tasks, manage configurations, and analyze system data.
  • PowerShell like BASH, is used in automating tasks and analyzing system data.

Cybersecurity Concepts

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