Cybersecurity vs Cyber Security

mnashemnashe Senior MemberMember Posts: 136 ■■■□□□□□□□
I know the term "cybersecurity" is thrown around a lot.

This is a silly question but i noticed on LinkedIn and business cards that some people will have their job title as Cybersecurity Analyst or Cybersecurity Engineer, but others opt to put Cyber Security Analyst or Cyber Security Engineer. I've even seen it as CyberSecurity.

Was just wondering which one is correct? I assumed Cybersecurity is the accurate one but my TE spell check doesn't like that :)

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  • Danielm7Danielm7 Senior Member Member Posts: 2,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I don't even like the term but that's another rant entirely. I know people jam it all together, but then wouldn't it also be Networksecurity? Physicalsecurity?
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,927 Mod
    NIST, DoD, NSF, Gartner, etc. use ‘cybersecurity’. That’s good enough for me.

    The Associated Press style manual says:

    “cyber-, cyberspace is a term popularized by William Gibson in the novel “Neuromancer” to refer to the digital world of computer networks. It has spawned numerous words with cyber- prefixes, but try to avoid most of these coinages. When the combining form is used, follow the general rule for prefixes and do not use a hyphen: cyberattack, cyberbullying, cybercafe, cybersecurity.”

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  • E Double UE Double U Senior Member Member Posts: 2,182 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I still say Info Sec.
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  • LonerVampLonerVamp Member Posts: 518 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I also still say Infosec.

    Cyber means something you look for in IRC for a good time.

    Cyber Security has the old connotation of military and/or nation-state involvement to me.

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  • Danielm7Danielm7 Senior Member Member Posts: 2,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
    E Double U wrote: »
    I still say Info Sec.
    Hah, me too! We used to just be "security" at my company until the departments grew and split up and now the whole larger group is security and risk and under that is IAM, BCP/DR, Compliance, cybersecurity / cyber security, etc. So they had to give us a new name, I still just go by infosec.
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb They are watching you Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    LonerVamp wrote: »
    Cyber means something you look for in IRC for a good time.

    lol, pretty every time someones says cyber security I keep thinking how this was how it used to be used. Reason I stick with Info sec too.
  • nisti2nisti2 Senior Member Member Posts: 502 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Is that the same as Information Security and Security Information?

    Lol! :P
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  • PC509PC509 Oregon, USMember Posts: 803 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Infosec here as well.

    I just think of the old saying "Wanna cyber?" when it comes to people calling it cyber or cyber security. ;)

    I guess it's like the older guys bitching about "The Cloud", so I try and not complain about it too much. I just don't like it. I guess I could be a cyber security cloud engineer. :D
  • TechGromitTechGromit Ontario, NY Member Posts: 2,151 ■■■■■■■■■□
    That's funny, I thought a Cloud Engineer was another name for a weatherperson.
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  • mnashemnashe Senior Member Member Posts: 136 ■■■□□□□□□□
    lol thanks for all the responses

    I didn't think it mattered much, but for those who actually have that in their HR/Company provided title, it might
  • Chivalry1Chivalry1 Senior Member Member Posts: 569
    So where does 'Datasecurity' fit into all of this??
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  • MitMMitM Senior Member Member Posts: 622 ■■■■□□□□□□
    My company uses “Cyber Security” in my job title.

    I’ve thought about asking them to change it to Cybersecurity. Not sure if it’s worth it, though.

    I think some people think if it’s a noun, it should be two words.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,503 Mod
    This thread is making me look like a smarta*ss, I corrected two people so far, and I shared my infinite wisdom by telling them what Cyberguypr said here "it's in the NIST/DoD/Gartner "... icon_lol.gif


    cyberguypr wrote: »
    NIST, DoD, NSF, Gartner, etc. use ‘cybersecurity’. That’s good enough for me.

    The Associated Press style manual says:

    “cyber-, cyberspace is a term popularized by William Gibson in the novel “Neuromancer” to refer to the digital world of computer networks. It has spawned numerous words with cyber- prefixes, but try to avoid most of these coinages. When the combining form is used, follow the general rule for prefixes and do not use a hyphen: cyberattack, cyberbullying, cybercafe, cybersecurity.”
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,927 Mod
    I only know because I came accross another smartass who argued that “cybersecurity” was wrong and absolutely no one used it. She also said nobody requires two spaces after a period. Even after showing her the latest edition of the APA style guide she said it was wrong.

    Anyway, I think I found my next useless trivia interview question.
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Stayed at a Holiday Inn.. Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    cyberguypr wrote: »
    NIST, DoD, NSF, Gartner, etc. use ‘cybersecurity’. That’s good enough for me.

    The Associated Press style manual says:

    “cyber-, cyberspace is a term popularized by William Gibson in the novel “Neuromancer” to refer to the digital world of computer networks. It has spawned numerous words with cyber- prefixes, but try to avoid most of these coinages. When the combining form is used, follow the general rule for prefixes and do not use a hyphen: cyberattack, cyberbullying, cybercafe, cybersecurity.”

    This is why it’s ‘cyberguypr’ and not ‘cyber guypr’ icon_smile.gif

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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,834 Mod
    I've always said InfoSec or Information Security but the typical layperson didn't know what that was when I responded to what I did, and I'd get a blank stare, asked what it is, or an "ah ok" (I'm not sure what that is but got it). So I started saying Cybersecurity and everyone is all "Oh that's really cool" and they know what it is.
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,927 Mod
    Oh yes, great point from JoJoCal19. I also used to get the blank stare until I started using 'cyber'. Now people think I have a cool job.
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb They are watching you Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Yea that is good point... Might start using "cybersecurity", it does sound a lot more exciting lol
  • yoba222yoba222 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I don't care either way as long as it never morphs into a job title like "cybersolutions evangelist."
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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,834 Mod
    yoba222 wrote: »
    I don't care either way as long as it never morphs into a job title like "cybersolutions evangelist."

    What's wrong with that :lolicon_confused.gif

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  • mnashemnashe Senior Member Member Posts: 136 ■■■□□□□□□□
    lol ^^^

    Maybe that's the trick. If you're using it in a sentence, it's cybersecurity, but if you're referencing at as a job title, it's Cyber Security

    so dumb and insignificant but it should be consistent
  • Sunday_Pro59Sunday_Pro59 Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    mnashe said:
    I know the term "cybersecurity" is thrown around a lot.

    This is a silly question but i noticed on LinkedIn and business cards that some people will have their job title as Cybersecurity Analyst or Cybersecurity Engineer, but others opt to put Cyber Security Analyst or Cyber Security Engineer. I've even seen it as CyberSecurity.

    Was just wondering which one is correct? I assumed Cybersecurity is the accurate one but my TE spell check doesn't like that :)
    I feel there's no difference. Maybe it's root is from the British and American English saga
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