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Information security is a set of practices intended to keep data secure from unauthorized access or alterations. Often referred to as InfoSec and data security; information security is a specific discipline under the cybersecurity umbrella focused on protecting data. The basic components of information security are most often summed up by the so-called CIA triad: confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Data confidentiality is maintained when only those people who are authorized to access the information is allowed and unauthorized access is prevented.
Information integrity prevents data from being improperly modified, either by accident or maliciously. When data integrity is held, the information is non-reputable, which ensures that the authenticity cannot be challenged.
Availability is a contrast of confidentiality. While access to data must prevent unauthorized users, availability ensures that data can be accessed by those who have are permitted.
Information and data security balances the CIA triad to ensure access to the data run or manage the business.