Cyber Security and Cyber Safety

November 22, 2021 by Steve Xiong
Cyber Security

Cyber Security and Cyber Safety are very much related when it comes to the overall safeguard for online and information protection. Cyber safety focuses on protecting individuals from harmful online contents and activities, whereas cyber security involves the protection and securing of information on the network from all potential threats. Both similarities and differences are significant to know and understand.

The below table highlights the differences between cyber security and cyber safety:

Essentially, you can’t achieve safety if there is no evidence of exercising some level of security. Similarly, security is only effective when individuals understand what it means to be safe. Hence they are inextricably related, “two sides of the same coin.”