cyberdefense

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cyber- +‎ defense

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cyberdefense ‎(countable and uncountable, plural cyberdefenses)

  1. Defense against internet attack
    • 1999, July, “Frank Vizard”, in War.com[1], ISSN 0161-7370:
      Bombshelter would ultimately become the first line of cyberdefense for the US military and its NATO allies.
    • 2009 February 15, John Markoff, “Do We Need a New Internet?”, in New York Times[2]:
      That was driven home late last year, when a malicious software program thought to have been unleashed by a criminal gang in Eastern Europe suddenly appeared after easily sidestepping the world’s best cyberdefenses.

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