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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.

Brussels, 09 October 2017 – Last week’s CyberSecurity4Rail conference, held in Brussels for senior members of the rail industry and information security experts, has strongly endorsed the formation of a sector-driven pan-European Rail ISAC ...
Chief information security officers from Dell, RCB Bank and other organizations share what it takes to become a security exec, sit in the C-Suite, and keep the job.
A new cyber security report from Vodafone, Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator, highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 per cent of high-growth companies[1] seeing information security as an enab...
In the field of information security, sandboxes are used to isolate an insecure external environment from a secure internal environment (or vice versa), to protect against the exploitation of vulnerabilities, and to analyze malicious code.

At Kaspersky Lab, we have several sandboxes, we will look at just one of them that was customized to serve the needs of a specific product and became the basis of Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform.
Five reasons why the chief information security officer needs to get out from under the control of IT.
Malta, 7 September 2017 - 365squared, a premier value-added services enabler to the mobile network operator (MNO) community, today announced it has been awarded the ISO 27001 certification, the international standard for information security management systems (ISMS).

By choosing to implement the recommendations from the standards program, this achievement strengthens 365squaredrsquo;s position as a trusted value-added services partner, offering best-in-class, innovative SMS solutions to mobile operators.“Achieving the ISO 27001 certification reinforces 365squaredrsquo;s commitment to following... Source: RealWire
Jules Okafor of Fortress Information Security explains that diversity efforts cannot shy away from discussions of racism and sexism.

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Corporate information security services often turn out to be unprepared: their employees underestimate the speed, secrecy and efficiency of modern cyberattacks and do not recognize how ineffective the old approaches to security are.

And if there is no clear understanding of what sort of incident it is, an attack cannot be repelled. We hope that our recommendations about identifying incidents and responding to them will help information security specialists create a solid foundation for reliable multi-level business protection.
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.