of or relating to computers, typically to one of the technology domains named with the combining form cyber-, as cyberterrorism, cyberwarfare, or cyberattack: a cyber threat;several cyber breaches;cyber operations;cyber plots.
to engage in cybersex: People playing the MMO were cybering in voice chat, sometimes without even creating a separate channel to keep it private.
Other definitions for cyber- (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “computer,” “computer network,” or “virtual reality,” used in the formation of compound words (cybertalk; cyberart; cyberspace) and by extension meaning “expressing visions of the future” (cyberfashion).
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How to use cyber in a sentence
The campaigns fit squarely into Iran’s cyber playbook, other researchers say.Researchers find more victims of one of Iran’s oldest hacking groups | Tonya Riley | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Security teams can prepare by turning to defensive AI to fight back—using autonomous cyber defense that learns on the job to detect and respond to even the most subtle indicators of an attack, no matter where it appears.
Together with researchers in India, Mandl created “cyber watchdog” tools.How to fight online hate before it leads to violence | Kathiann Kowalski | February 4, 2021 | Science News For Students
To be a responsible member of today’s increasingly digital society requires a new set of “cyber citizenship” skills.Want to Stop the Next Crisis? Teaching Cyber Citizenship Must Become a National Priority | Michael McConnell | January 21, 2021 | Time
Leo Simonovich, vice president and global head of industrial cyber and digital security at Siemens Energy, argues, “Oil and gas companies are becoming digital companies, and there shouldn’t be a trade-off between security and digitalization.”
“The cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment was not just an attack against a company and its employees,” he said.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
To cyber security experts, the naivety of this statement beggars belief.
Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.
But hey, maybe anti-regime posters wrote those, this being one place where it is open to being cyber-slimed.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel | Michael Daly | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The priority that the regime places on cyber warfare is made clear by its recruiting.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel | Michael Daly | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for cyber-
indicating computers: cyberphobia
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Scientific definitions for cyber-
A prefix that means computer or computer network, as in cyberspace, the electronic medium in which online communication takes place.
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