We’ve picked out the key terms you need to be familiar with from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) glossary.
Key terms to understand
Antivirus: software designed to detect, stop and remove malicious software and viruses.
Breach: when your data, systems or networks are accessed or changed in a non-authorised way.
Cloud: where you can store and access your resources (including data and software) via the internet, instead of locally on physical devices.
Cyber attack: an attempt to access, damage or disrupt your computer systems, networks or devices maliciously.
Cyber incident: where the security of your system or service has been breached.
Cyber security: the protection of your devices, services and networks (and the information they contain) from theft or damage.
Firewall: hardware or software which uses a defined rule set to constrain network traffic – this is