Skip to content

Glossary definition: Cybersecurity Incident

Cybersecurity Incident: Protecting Your Business

Cybersecurity Incident: A cybersecurity incident is an event or series of events that occur when malicious actors attempt to compromise or gain unauthorized access to an organization’s information systems, networks, or data. This can include a variety of activities, such as unauthorized access, data theft, data manipulation, or disruption of service. A cybersecurity incident can have serious consequences for an organization, including financial losses, reputational damage, and disruption of operations. As such, organizations should have policies and procedures in place to identify and respond to cybersecurity incidents in a timely manner.