Chapter 28

Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability Concerns

Is it secret? Is it safe? Is it available? These three questions sum up the topic of CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Objective 6.1: Summarize confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns.

Foundational Topics

The balanced protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data is often referred to as the CIA triad (see Figure 28-1). Just as all three sides of the triangle are balanced, the elements of the triad are designed to be balanced against the need for productivity.

Figure 28-1 The Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) Triad Symbolizes the ...

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