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Kgosi Tshepo
Kgosi Tshepo

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CIA Triad in Information Security πŸ”

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 πŸ₯Ί!

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 conceptsπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ”§

  • 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 πŸŒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

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