Definition of cybersecurity in US English:

cybersecurity

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

Pronunciation

cybersecurity

/ˌsaɪbərsɪˈkjʊrədi//ˌsībərsiˈkyo͝orədē/