Exploring the Security Triad

The security triad includes three key security principles that are at the core of all security practices. These are sometimes called the AIC triad or the CIA triad, using the first initials of each (availability, integrity, and confidentiality).

Any study of IT security requires an understanding of these basic principles. Figure 1-2 shows the three elements in the security triad. These three elements combine to provide a solid layer of protection for assets within an organization:

Figure 1-2: Security triad


Confidentiality This element ensures that only authorized people are able to access data.

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