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 ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles