Frequently asked questions
Is there a difference between cybersecurity and IT security?
Yes! Although each discipline has a common goal (to protect people, users, data and devices), they do not use the same methods and tools.
Computer security focuses on the integrity and protection of information technology relating to a computer architecture. Its primary motivation? To protect a company's resources from hackers and prevent data theft. Data theft occurs in the storage and sharing of digital information at the level of networks, hardware and software. Therefore, bank information, emails between employees and access codes are secured.
IT security professionals develop tools to protect structures from surrounding threats (viruses, malware, etc.) such as firewalls, antivirus software and UTMs at every level of the network infrastructure. This process also makes it possible to detect unauthorised access to a system.
Four main pillars stand out in this method:
- data confidentiality
- information integrity
- user authentication
- availability of information systems.
Cybersecurity, on the other hand, can be seen as a separate branch. It is usually part of an IT security policy developed by a company's management and technical partners So it is a company's specific approach to the use of digital tools. This strategy is essentially based on preventing threats to a digital system or device. It aims to protect user accounts and personal information via a specific policy.
Cybersecurity focuses on the following areas :
- network security
- application protection
- network access management
- information security
It is important to take these two approaches into account in all cases.