Information Assurance

View our 2018 and 2019 listing of information security (infosec) / cyber security training courses, events and conferences from around the world that are associated with Information Assurance.

Information Assurance (IA) refers to the steps involved in protecting information systems, like computer systems and networks. There are commonly five terms associated with the definition of information assurance:

  • Integrity
  • Availability
  • Authentication
  • Confidentiality
  • Nonrepudiation

Essentially, IA is protecting information systems through maintaining these five qualities of the system.

IA is a field in and of itself. It can be thought of as a specialty of Information Technology (IT), because an IA specialist must have a thorough understanding of IT and how information systems work and are interconnected. With all of the threats that are now common in the IT world, such as viruses, worms, phishing attacks, social engineering, identity theft and more, a focus on protection against these threats is required. IA is that focus.

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