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Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies by Steven Hernandez, Corey Schou

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CHAPTER 2

The Need for Information Assurance

The information assets and infrastructure of organizations are constantly threatened. The dynamic threat environment has increased the need for information assurance. Information assurance is not just a technology issue but is a business and social issue as well. Ultimately, the goal of information assurance is to protect the information and infrastructure that supports the mission and vision of an organization through compliance to regulations, risk management, and organizational policies. A related term, information technology, focuses on processing, storing, ensuring the availability of, and sharing information assets.

How does information assurance tackle these problems? Information assurance ...

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