Here are The Top Cybersecurity Terms You Should Know for 2023 Part 2


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.

1. Encryption

Encryption is a type of coding used to protect sensitive information from falling into the hands of cybercriminals. This works because encryption functions like a cipher, making the message unreadable unless the intended recipient receives it.

2. Exploit

The term “exploit” also means attack, when a computer network is under fire by malicious software or a possible data breach. In cybersecurity, “exploit” is not a verb but a noun, as in a thing, not an action.

3. Firewall

A firewall is any technology that keeps hackers and unauthorized users from accessing a device or computer network.

4. Black Hat Hacker

A black hat hacker is a malicious type of hacker that attempts to gain unauthorized access to a device or network to steal data, cause chaos, or demand a ransom.

5. White Hat Hacker

A white hacker is benevolent in that their objective is to safeguard and protect a network against a possible attack. They are also known as “ethical hackers” “mainly because they work for companies and help to plug up any possible holes or weak points, like a digital police force.

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