How would you define information security when asked?
I struggled at times to explain this.I would just say it is protection of information and hope that there isn't a follow up question 🥺!
The reality is that the protection of information is governed by Confidentiality,Integrity and Availability popularly know as the CIA triad.
Now let's drill down on each of these concepts👨🏽🔧
Confidentiality : Ensures that information is only accessible to authorised entities.This can be enforced by using encryption mechanisms.
Integrity : Ensures that information remain consistent over it's entire life cycle - should not be changed in transit.
Availability : Speaks about ensuring that information remain always available on-demand.
Congratulations you can now flex to your buddies by explaining information security to them 🏌🏽♂️
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