cybersecurity

or cy·ber se·cu·ri·ty

[ sahy-ber-si-kyoor-i-tee ]
/ ˌsaɪ bər sɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. cybernetic,
  2. cybernetics,
  3. cyberpet,
  4. cyberphobia,
  5. cyberpunk,
  6. cybersex,
  7. cyberspace,
  8. cybersquatting,
  9. cyberstalking,
  10. cyberterrorism

Origin of cybersecurity

First recorded in 1985–90; cyber- + security

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British Dictionary definitions for cybersecurity

cybersecurity

/ (ˌsaɪbəˌsɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ) /

noun

computing the state of being safe from electronic crime and the measures taken to achieve this
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