Flashcards on Cybersecurity and Digital Warfare

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What is cyber security?

The practice of protecting systems, networks, and data from digital attacks.

What is digital warfare?

The use of technology and cyber attacks to disrupt or damage an opponent's digital infrastructure or networks.

What are some common cyber threats?

Malware, phishing, ransomware, DDoS attacks.

Why is cyber security important?

To protect sensitive information, prevent financial loss, and maintain trust in digital systems.

What is social engineering?

Manipulating individuals to divulge confidential information through psychological tricks or deception.

What is encryption?

The process of encoding information or data in such a way that only authorized parties can access it.

What is a firewall?

A network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.

What is a virus?

A type of malicious software that replicates itself by modifying other computer programs.

What is a vulnerability?

A weakness or flaw in a system that can be exploited by attackers to gain unauthorized access or perform malicious actions.

What is a cyber attack?

Deliberate exploitation of computer systems, networks, or individuals through the use of malicious code, software, or unauthorized access.

What is malware?

Any software intentionally designed to cause damage or unauthorized actions on a computer system.

What is two-factor authentication?

A security process that requires users to provide two different forms of identification before accessing a system or account.

What is a data breach?

An incident where sensitive, protected, or confidential information is accessed or disclosed without authorization.

What is cybersecurity awareness?

Knowledge and understanding of potential cybersecurity risks and best practices to protect against them.

What is network security?

The practice of preventing and protecting against unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources.

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Which of the following is an example of a cyber threat?



What is the purpose of encryption in cybersecurity?



What is the main goal of social engineering?



What is the purpose of a firewall?



Which term refers to a weakness in a computer system?



What is the definition of malware?



What is the purpose of two-factor authentication?



What is a data breach?



What does cybersecurity awareness refer to?



What is the goal of network security?




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