What is “Information Security” anyway?

by Simon Biles

"So what is "Information Security" anyway? The traditional model that is taught to all InfoSec newbies is based around the “CIA Triad” – this isn’t some weird American-Chinese governmental underground society – rather it is the “holy trinity” of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability that is used to define security. It’s been around for over 20 years, and, dig as I might, I couldn’t find the original source ( if anyone knows – please tell me ! ), it hasn’t stood unchallenged – more of that later – but certainly it is still in daily use, and, if your InfoSec professional doesn’t know what it stands for, it’s time to get a new professional ! In any case, it isn’t a bad place to start, so here are the component parts for you…"

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