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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, or the discipline of protecting information environments, generally involves three fundamental considerations: protecting and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and the information environments it exists within. However, the protection of information resources is a complex one, addressing not only an evolving technology infrastructure and dynamic threat environment but also the capabilities and procedures needed to develop, implement, and administer such effective security measures in a wide range of operational frameworks and situations. Cybersecurity, therefore, is an interdisciplinary field of both practice and study.

As a discipline, cybersecurity can be traced back to Willis Ware’s 1967 monograph Security and Privacy in Computer Systems, which outlined the potential security vulnerabilities and other considerations associated with multiuse, resource-sharing systems. Since that time, the protection of ...

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