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Information security, sometimes shortened to InfoSec, is the practice of defending information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction. It is a general term that can be used regardless of the form the data may take (e.g. electronic, physical).

IT security

Sometimes referred to as computer security, information technology security is information security applied to technology (most often some form of computer system). It is worthwhile to note that a computer does not necessarily mean a home desktop. A computer is any device with a processor and some memory. Such devices can range from non-networked standalone devices as simple as calculators, to networked mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. IT security specialists are almost always found in any major enterprise/establishment due to the nature and value of the data within larger businesses. They are responsible for keeping all of the technology within the company secure from malicious cyber attacks that often attempt to breach into critical private information or gain control of the internal systems.

Information assurance

The act of providing trust of the information, that the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) of the information are not violated. E.g., ensuring that data is not lost when critical issues arise. These issues include, but are not limited to: natural disasters, computer/server malfunction, physical theft, or any other instance where data has the potential of being lost. Since most information is stored on computers in our modern era, information assurance is typically dealt with by IT security specialists. A common method of providing information assurance is to have an off-site backup of the data in case one of the mentioned issues arise.

Lack of internal resources and exploding cybercrime a ‘perfect storm’ for CISOs and their teamsLONDON – Feb. 13, 2018 – RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today announced the release of its 2018 CISO Survey, reveal...
Jamil Farshchi has been named as the new chief information security officer of Equifax.
Republican senator: data breach incident “raises red flags within this committee.”
Another edition of BSides NYC has passed, and as first time attendee and presenter, I was genuinely impressed with the impeccable organization, the content shared, and the interesting conversations that took place among enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world.

Every little bitcoin helps

It often happens that inventions and technologies that start out good end up turning into dangerous tools in the hands of criminals.

Blockchain is no exception to this rule, especially in its most common cryptocurrency incarnation.

The attacks targeted employees of small companies, but such emails could be sent to any userrsquo;s personal mail.
43% rise in membership in 2017 demonstrates demand for penetration testing and growth in professional technical information security services 30 January 2018: CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security ...
Nothing says #whorunstheworld like an all-female blue team taking down a male-dominated red team in a battle to protect sensitive customer data, and other ideas to entice women into a cyber career.
Millions of comments sent to FCC through bulk system used fake e-mail addresses.
Information security and IT need to team up to make patch management more efficient and effective. Here's how and why.
The White House chief information security officer, whose job it is to protect the president and senior staff from cyber threats, was fired in February and has not been replaced.
AI and IoT will bring dangers as well as opportunitiesGuildford, UK: 4th January 2018 - Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centres, sees trouble ahead for companies which don’t have their cyber se...
The pace at which information security evolves means organizations must work smarter, not harder. Here's how to stay ahead of the threats.