Last modified: June 11, 2020
It is a connected world that we live in today. A person from one end of the world could connect with a person from the other end of the world within a matter of seconds. People are able to explore information, share knowledge and carry out various transactions with a mere click. This is all thanks to the discovery of internet. Internet is a network of networks. Meaning, internet is a global network that links smaller networks of computers and servers. Cyberspace by its definition is a symbolic and a figurative space which exists within the scope of internet. According to IT specialists, cyberspace is popular as a medium for social interaction rather than for its technical execution and implementation. Cyberspace allows users to interact, share information, play games, conduct businesses and engage in discussions or social forums. The users in cyberspace are known as cybernauts. The most important and key thing exchanged in cyberspace is information. And this being the information Age, information has more value than money. So there is more potential that this information can be stolen and manipulated by unauthorized parties. This potential dander gives rise to cyber threats or cyber attacks.