Definition and Outlook
Cybersecurity is a broad term referring to measures taken by public and private entities, aimed at ensuring the safety of online communications and resources. In the context of big data it refers to the potential threats that any unauthorized disclosure of personal data or trade secrets might have on national, local, or global politics and economics. In the context of big data, cybersecurity refers to hardware, software, and individual skills deployed in order to mitigate risks originated by online transfer and storage of data, such as encryption technology, antivirus software, and employee training. Threats originating the need to introduce enhanced cybersecurity measures include but are not limited to targeted attacks by organized groups (hackers), acting independently or employed by private entities or governments. Such attacks are usually directed at crucial state or company resources. Cybersecurity threats include also malware designed to damage hardware...
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