Definition of cybersecurity in English:



  • [mass noun] The state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this.

    ‘some people have argued that the threat to cybersecurity has been somewhat inflated’
    [as modifier] ‘IT security professionals said that outsourcing would be the biggest cybersecurity threat’
    • ‘Cybersecurity issues are harder for people to visualize than physical security problems.’
    • ‘Just as with his previous work, cybersecurity requires the translation of extremely technical issues into policy terms.’
    • ‘Clarke's frustration reached such a level that in May or June he asked to be reassigned from the terrorist group to a cybersecurity group.’
    • ‘But despite the number of agencies involved, cybersecurity generally seems to have slipped in importance for the administration.’
    • ‘But these are not isolated problems that can be tackled by themselves, he believes, they are part of the broader cybersecurity challenge.’
    • ‘The effort is paying off in increased cybersecurity and privacy, some experts say.’
    • ‘Executives should begin with a self-assessment on their cybersecurity program.’
    • ‘Cybersecurity laws, when enforced to the fullest extent possible, can have an impact.’
    • ‘Overall, the new DHS's $37.7 billion budget earmarks only $3 billion for cybersecurity, according to Gartner Group's John Pescatore.’
    • ‘The people generally responsible for managing control systems are engineers who often have had little cybersecurity training - or interest.’
    • ‘I understand that one of your goals is to foster cooperation between the private sector and the government in the area of cybersecurity.’
    • ‘A White House spokesperson says cybersecurity is still a top priority.’
    • ‘Last year the NEI formed a task force to develop updated cybersecurity management guidelines for the industry.’
    • ‘The four big accounting companies, plus an insurance company, are working together on a cybersecurity risk measurement framework.’
    • ‘Among the issues addressed, special attention was paid to counter-terrorism and cybersecurity.’
    • ‘One security expert Wednesday urged Congress to make sure it directs enough funds to cybersecurity research.’
    • ‘At the same time, the research budget for cybersecurity programs at the Department of Homeland Security was cut by 7% to $16 m.’
    • ‘Twenty-eight per cent of the respondents said their organization had insurance policies to help manage cybersecurity risks.’
    • ‘The natural focus point for cybersecurity issues is the Department of Homeland Security.’
    • ‘Cybersecurity threats have never been greater.’