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Name: Tu Nguyen ITN 262 Prof. Wade Bicknell Review questions: 3. What is the definition of information security? Define each of its component parts. The C.I.A. triangle is the basis of the CNSS model of information security, has been the industry standard for computer security since the development of the mainframe. The C.I.A. triangle is founded on three desirable characteristics of information-confidentiality, integrity, and availability. -Confidentiality is the characteristic of information whereby only those with sufficient privileges and a demonstrated need may access certain information. When unauthorized individuals or systems can view information, confidentiality is breached. -Integrity is the quality or state of being whole, complete, and uncorrupted. The integrity of information is threatened when it is exposed to corruption, damage, destruction, or other disruption of its authentic state. Corruption can occur while information is being entered, stored, or transmitted. -Availability is the characteristic of information that enables user access to information in a
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ITE 262 taught by Professor Wade during the Spring '11 term at Northern Virginia Community College.

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