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10 Common Cybersecurity Terms [Infographic]


Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.

Cybersecurity is an important aspect of any business. However, employees outside of the IT, or information technology, department lack a comprehensive understanding due to its complex nature. Internet security often gets brushed aside because the information is perceived in a “language” that might as well be Greek.

Employees can oftentimes be our biggest asset. However, if not educated correctly on what kind of cyber attacks they are up against, they can become our biggest weakness. This is why it is crucial to be able to explain obscure IT terms in a way that anyone can understand.

Before your office can implement cybersecurity, it needs to be described in a way that everyone can grasp.

Our friends at Varonis translated some common IT buzzwords into explanations that everyone in the office can understand in order to help jumpstart your organization’s journey to securing their online information.

They went so far as to offer common threat terms in addition to the IT vocabulary. This way you and your company will know what to look out for.

Check out their infographic below to see ten typical IT terms explained.

How to Turn 10 Common Cybersecurity Terms Into a Language Everyone in Your Office Can Understand

Paul Slezak

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years. Follow me @paul_slezak.


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