What is Digital Security

  • What is digital security?
  • Difference between digital information security and cyber security
  • Why is digital data security important?
  • What kind of information is considered a digital security risk?
  • What are the different types of digital security?
  • What are some specific examples of digital security tools?
  • Security training resources

What’s the Difference Between Digital Information Security and Cyber Security?

You may have heard the term “cyber security” bandied about. That’s hardly surprising since illegally accessing someone’s data, identity, or financial resources is called a “cybercrime,” which in turn creates a need for cyber security.

Yet, there’s a difference between digital security and cyber security. Digital security involves protecting your online presence (data, identity, assets). At the same time, cyber security covers more ground, protecting entire networks, computer systems, and other digital components, and the data stored within from unauthorized access.

You could make a case for calling digital security a sub-type of cyber security. Many industry professionals use the two terms interchangeably, but in reality, digital security protects information, and cyber security protects the infrastructure, all systems, networks, and information.

Why is Digital Data Security Important?

This infographic from 2019 shows some of the most significant data security breaches of the past decade. As if that wasn’t alarming enough, this article reports that over seven million data records get compromised each day, and incidents of cyber fraud and abuse increased by 20 percent in the first quarter of 2020.

How do you protect your data that is stored digitally or online

At Impress We use a multilayered approach

  • Firewalls – 1st layer is a good firewall with an active subscription
  • Zero Trust – we whitelist know good program and then block everything else using Threatlocker
  • NextGen AV – Your normal anti virus is just no longer strong enough, We use SentinelOne with EDR and a 24/7 SOC
  • Fina defense is your backups – we use Acronis – Image Based Offsite Backups


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