Unit 2

Essentially, cyber safety is about the safe and responsible use of communication technologies and personal information when online. Today, more people are taking advantage of storing personal information digitally, whether that is bank details for quick payments, email, chat rooms, or placing an online order for food – your personal and financial information is online. Cyber safety is about being aware of how your data is being used online. Cyber awareness refers to how much end-users know about the cyber security threats their networks face, the risks they introduce and mitigating security best practices to guide their behaviour.

While cyber safety and cyber security are related, they are not the same. Cyber security is about the systems in place to protect your devices, data, and networks from being accessible to others. Cyber security is a digital tool that protects against information or data being accessed by malicious actors. On a personal level, cyber security might include antivirus software, spam filters, firewalls, or content filters. Companies and organisations use more robust security tools and teams of people to ensure the safety of their business data.

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