Call us: 0800 3167566


Cyber Security

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is a strategic business approach that involves safeguarding computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. It’s also referred to as information technology security or electronic information security and is applicable in various contexts, including business and mobile computing.

What are the different types of Cyber Security?

Network Security

This practice secures computer networks from intruders, whether they are targeted attackers or opportunistic malware or ransomware attacks.

Application Security

Focuses on keeping software and devices free from threats. Ensuring security starts in the design phase before deploying a program or device to prevent compromising data.

Information Security

Protects the integrity and privacy of data, both during storage and transmission.

Operational Security

Encompasses processes and decisions for handling and safeguarding data assets. This includes user permissions for network access and procedures governing data storage and sharing.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Define how an organisation responds to a cyber security incident or any event causing operational or data loss. Disaster recovery plans guide the restoration of operations, while business continuity plans help the organisation operate without certain resources.

End-User Education

Educating users on practices such as avoiding suspicious email attachments and refraining from plugging unidentified USB drives is crucial for organisational security.

Speak to a consultant

We are accredited partners with

Related Pages

How Opus' IT consultants can assist you

Opus are a leading outsourced IT support provider and one of the top Microsoft Solutions Partners in the UK. We have a dedicated IT consultancy and technical presales team who are vendor certified and technology agnostic in their approach to IT and Cyber Security consultancy.

Our specialist IT services include but are not limited to:

Back to our IT Glossary >

Industry Recognition

UK Security Partner of the Year 2023
Partner of the Year 2022
Modern Workplace Partner of the Year 2021

Modern Workplace Partner of the Year 2023

Opus White for Web

Keen to discuss your IT requirement?