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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.

Cayman Islands, 8 August 2017: Armour Information Security Expo 2017, Caymanrsquo;s information security conference brought to you by eShore Ltd & Optiv, is delighted to announce Arthur Keleti, Cyber Secret Futurist, author of the book “The Imperfect Secretrdquo;, and TED Talk speaker, will deliver the showrsquo;s morning keynote presentation on Thursday, 28 September at Marriott Beach Resort, Grand Cayman.
In his keynote speech, “The Imperfect Secret: Three out of four of our most precious secrets... Source: RealWire
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Today, a dangerous new trend is emerging: steganography is increasingly being used by actors creating malware and cyber-espionage tools. Most modern anti-malware solutions provide little, if any, protection from steganography, while any carrier in which a payload can be secretly carried poses a potential threat.
Hiring women and minorities only addresses half the issue for the IT security industry -- the next step is retaining these workers.
A lack of standards-based technical security testing is putting industrial control environments and critical national infrastructure at risk 29 June 2017: There is a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control System (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could impact critical national infrastructure concludes CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, in its latest position paper, ‘Industrial Control Systems: Technical Security Assurancersquo;.

The report highlights a number of... Source: RealWire
A WA Auditor General's report probed applications at five government entities and found none were completely satisfying his information security benchmark, with the Chemistry Centre's passwords easily cracked.
A reignited interest in enterprise digital rights management while New York passes stricter cybersecurity laws will likely be a boon to information security firm Fasoo.
Prestigious certifications demonstrate company’s ability to achieve and maintain an integrated process approach to deliver quality management systems and meet information security standardsInfinityQS® International, Inc. (InfinityQS), the global authority on data-driven manufacturing quality, announced today that it has successfully sustained its certification to the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 standards. In doing so, the company reaffirms its ability to achieve, maintain, and continuously improve an integrated process approach to deliver quality... Source: RealWire
London, 20 June, 2017 – Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, together with Metrodata, a dominant ICT company in Indonesia, today announced it has agreed to acquire Packet Systems Indonesia (PSI), a leading ICT systems integrator and services company. PSI is a Cisco Gold Partner specialising in data centre, collaboration, Service Provider & Enterprise Network, and information security solutions. PSI will be integrated with the existing Indonesian operation, Logicalis Metrodata Indonesia (LMI),... Source: RealWire
Information Security Forum survey finds just one quarter of companies surveyed say threat intelligence technology is delivering on its promise.
Two breaches in as many years. Is the trust gone? Alvaro Hoyos, the company's chief information security officer, answered key questions.
Finding a partner – what to check for You may have noticed that information security is something of a big deal these days. Yoursquo;ll also not have missed that the attackersrsquo; capabilities are far ahead of those of us trying to defend our systems against them.…