Cyber security, cyber awareness and cyber safety


Explain what you think are some of the key differences between cyber security, cyber awareness and cyber safety. To what extent are you teaching these in the classroom or do you think they should be taught?

Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber-attacks (google). 

It consists of different hardware, software, and knowledge that are being used to understand and protect the network system either related to the internal or external network system in one organisation. Cyber security is a bigger scope that includes cyber awareness, threats and safety.

Cyber awareness refers to the level of awareness and understanding end users have about cybersecurity best practices and the cyber threats that their networks or organizations face daily. (google).

Cyber awareness is not only for users but also included IT professionals and mostly that who deal with the computer network such as network engineers, network administrators and the person who deals with network security. They need to aware of different types of malware that might appear in their network system. Beside that they also need to aware how to prevent of this malware or any kind of activities from the third-parties or unauthorities access the network system.

Cyber safety means being secure online. The online environment is rife with threats to our safety and security.(google).

As a netizen, absolutely we need to know and aware of the security of network that we are using due it’s related with our personal data. Whether we like it or not, we must to know how tp be safe when we are using the cyber connection. Several means like using antivirus, anti spam, anti spyware and etc are one of the method to become safety when we use some of the apps or social media.

As a network user, we need to be understand the cyber security included how to prevent in getting the unwanted third-parties that might be get in to our network and we also need to be aware of how to identify of our devices that being attacked. This is the reason that we need to know and understood on how to protect our devices and mostly our data for not being intercepted by hackers or unwanted person.

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