Cyber Security

The more connected the digital world grows, the more important the issue of security becomes. As cyberattacks steadily increase, cybersecurity has to keep pace or, even better, be at least one step ahead. New solutions enhance security. But what do they look like and what threats actually come from the Internet?
When the Internet was invented more than thirty years ago, little attention was paid to security for private users to begin with – no one assumed there would be such a thing as online crime. That changed in the following years and terms like cybersecurity and cyberattacks were coined.


What is Cyber Security?

Cybersecurity deals with all aspects of security in information and communications technology and embraces a wide range of different measures, concepts and guidelines. These aim to protect computers, servers, mobile devices and networks connected to the Internet against unauthorized access, data theft, attacks and manipulation from the whole of cyberspace.


What is Cyber Attack?

A cyberattack is a hostile attack on another party’s computer network or system, in which an attacker spies on the network or system, cripples it or even manipulates it to their own advantage. Cybercriminals target individual citizens, companies, political institutions, public authorities and even an entire country’s infrastructure.

Greater cybersecurity with new security concepts

Conventional methods, such as firewalls and anti-virus scanners, are no longer enough to ward off the different ways of being attacked. The attacks are simply too sophisticated. To use the Internet, connected vehicle, smart home, smart grid and industrial internet securely, we need new security concepts. They are based on a technological approach known as “security by design” and are built into the product or system when it is developed. Security standards are now being created in more and more IoT sectors and finding their way into new products.

Cybersecurity through encryption and authentication

The objective is to protect information so that only authorized persons, computers, machines or general network nodes can access it. That requires two steps: secured identification and authorization of the entities. The example of connected cars illustrates what that might look like. The cars of the future will have far more electronic equipment on board – and hence more external interfaces that may be vulnerable.

The software in the car needs regular updates to protect these interfaces. For that to work, it is necessary to ensure that the computer supplying the updates and the gateway in front of the car’s control system authenticate themselves to each other. That means only these two devices are allowed to exchange data. Moreover, communication between the interfaces must be encrypted to prevent eavesdropping and integrity protected to prevent undetected interference. To avoid the need to go to a workshop for updates, they will be increasingly be sent over-the-air (OTA), just like for a smartphone.

That requires appropriate hardware, which is why Infineon is equipping control units with chips that are responsible for authentication and encryption. Such secured identification processes are crucial in machine-to-machine communication.

Why Cyber Security Is Important?

Cybersecurity is important because it encompasses everything that pertains to protecting our sensitive data, personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), personal information, intellectual property, data, and governmental and industry information systems from theft and damage attempted by criminals and adversaries.

Cybersecurity risk is increasing, driven by global connectivity and usage of cloud services, like Amazon Web Services, to store sensitive data and personal information. Widespread poor configuration of cloud services paired with increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals means the risk that your organization suffers from a successful cyber attack or data breach is on the rise.

Carrer In Cyber Security With Empire Techs

The Program will provide you the skills needed to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of your customers, and build secure infrastructure. Through the course , you’ll have access to the latest research and best practices from Empire Techs faculty and leading cyber security professionals. The course material is concise, relevant, and designed specifically for busy professionals in today’s cyber workforce.

This program is offered for Professional Development and is delivered and supported by Great Learning. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn a Certificate of Achievement.