Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) Explained

January 9, 2024

Confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) are three core principles of data safety that form the foundation of effective security policies. Confidentiality prevents intruders from spying on files, integrity ensures data trustworthiness, and availability guarantees authorized people have 24/7 access to data. Ensuring data security strategies align with the CIA is vital for preventing data-related risks (unauthorized access, breaches, leaks, access disruptions, etc.).

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