or cy·ber se·cu·ri·ty
- precautions taken to guard against crime that involves the Internet, especially unauthorized access to computer systems and data connected to the Internet.
- the state of being protected against such crime.
Origin of cybersecurity
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Examples from the Web for cybersecurity
This week, the company won a part in a $6 billion cybersecurity contract from the U.S. government.Booz Allen Keeps Winning Government Security Contracts After Snowden Leak
August 15, 2013
Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce: everyone gets money for cybersecurity.Five Coolest Things in Obama’s New Budget Proposal
April 10, 2013
Cybersecurity experts say financial system, government websites are likely to be targeted.Settlements Offer More Living Space
April 2, 2013
Panetta mentioned in particular the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.
One cybersecurity expert calls this capacity the “the holy grail” of those bent on mass destruction.
- computing the state of being safe from electronic crime and the measures taken to achieve this
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