The ABCs of Cybersecurity

32 Cybersecurity Acronyms & Terms You Need to Know

Cybersecurity is a significant threat to business of all sizes as cyberattacks can cause financial loss, reputational damage, loss of customer trust, theft of, or damage to hardware, software, or data, and disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

It’s becoming increasingly important for business owners, senior managers, and non-IT leaders to understand, at minimum, the basics of cybersecurity. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity industry doesn’t make it easy, with dozens of acronyms, dense jargon, and highly technical explanations of even simple concepts. That’s why we’ve designed our cybersecurity glossary as a primer for non-IT professionals.

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