CIA: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability

This article is intended for beginners in security or other IT folk, not experts!

The mandate and purpose of every IT security team is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the systems and data that the company, government, or organization that they work for. That is why the security team hassles you about having administrator rights on your work machine, won’t let you plug unknown devices into the network, and all the other things that feel inconvenient; they want to ensure these three things. We call it “The CIA Triad” for short.

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