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Cybersecurity or Cyber Security? Clearing the Air

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If you've ever found yourself asking whether it's 'Cybersecurity' or 'cyber security,' you're not alone. As a CTO at DCS, I find that this minor yet significant confusion can sometimes lead to considerable misunderstandings, and truth be told, it's a bit of a pet peeve of mine. So, let's clear the air once and for all.

For starters, as endorsed by dictionaries and cybersecurity professionals worldwide, the correct term is 'cybersecurity.' It's a single word that encapsulates the practices and techniques used to protect digital systems, networks, and data from cyber threats.

Yet, many people continue to use 'cyber security,' viewing it as two separate words. While it may seem a negligible difference, this discrepancy can significantly impact the results of online searches, particularly when you're looking for services or information in this field.

Imagine a business owner looking for a local firm offering cybersecurity services. You open your Search Engine and type in 'cyber security near me.' By using 'cyber security' as two separate words, the algorithm identifies 'cyber' and 'security' as independent terms. As a result, it could pull up companies dealing with security in a generic sense, not necessarily those that specialize in digital or online security.

On the flip side, if you search for 'cybersecurity near me,' the search engine acknowledges 'cybersecurity' as one specific term and yields a list of businesses specializing in this field.

This little semantic issue can make a big difference in the quality of your search results and, ultimately, the kind of protection your business receives. So, when it comes to finding the right cybersecurity services, remember to keep the term united.

But why stop at just clarifying the term? Let's delve into the broader importance of cybersecurity. In an age of increasing cyber threats, every business needs robust cybersecurity measures, no matter how large or small. It's not merely about securing your digital systems but protecting your business's future.

At DCS, we are committed to offering top-notch cybersecurity solutions to businesses of all sizes right here in the NY Metro area. We're consistently staying abreast of the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape to provide our clients with the highest level of protection against online threats.

In conclusion, while it might seem like a minor pet peeve, using the correct term 'cybersecurity' can lead to more accurate search results and better protection for your business.


Rich Delaney
CTO, Delaney Computer Services, Inc.