What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security


Cyber security is  the use of technologies, processes and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber attacks.

The definition above is very technical, so lets simplify it with the following analogy.

Cyber Security House Analogy

Below is an image showing a house with all its various security systems. Click on the numbers to learn how this relates to cyber security.

An organisation’s network is similar to a house. Inside the house are valuables like online banking details, and other assets you want to protect. 

In the picture above we see several security systems that help keep the valuables in the house safe. 

The house represents an organisation and the valuables are the sensitive information of the organisation. The alarms, door locks, window locks and alarm system represent the cyber security system employed by the organisation.

An organisation is like a house that contains valuables

Below we look at each lesson we will look at in this course.