What Does Cyber Mean?

The word “cyber” denotes a relationship with information technology (IT), i.e., computers. (It can relate to all aspects of computing, including storing data, protecting data, accessing data, processing data, transmitting data, and linking data.)

The word “cyber” carries the following connotations: A relationship with modern computing (i.e., the digital age).

(For example, early computers and home PCs from the 80s and 90s do not attract the term “cyber.”) A relationship with the cutting edge of modern technology. (For example, IT security sounds more routine than cyber security, which implies a guard against the latest attack types.)