Computer Security Fundamentals

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What is the definition of cybersecurity?

The protection of computer systems and networks from attacks by malicious actors that may result in unauthorized information disclosure, theft of, or damage to hardware, software, or data.

Why is cybersecurity considered significant in the contemporary world?

Due to the expanded reliance on computer systems, the Internet, wireless network standards, and the growth of smart devices.

What is a vulnerability in the context of computer security?

A weakness in design, implementation, operation, or internal control of a computer or system.

What is an exploitable vulnerability?

One for which at least one working attack or exploit exists.

Where are most documented vulnerabilities listed?

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database.

Test your knowledge of computer security and cybersecurity with this quiz. Explore topics such as protecting computer systems and networks from malicious attacks, preventing unauthorized information disclosure, and safeguarding hardware, software, and data.

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