CIA triad concept

Most security books start with the basics of security by featuring the CIA triad—this is a model designed to guide policies for information security within an organization. It is a widely used security model and it stands for confidentiality, integrity, and availability; the three key principles that should be used to guarantee having a secure system:

Figure 1: CIA triad
  • Confidentiality: Prevents the disclosure of data to unauthorized people so that only authorized people have access to data—this is known as the need to know basis. Only those who should know the contents should be given access. An example would be that your ...

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