The CIA triad in cybersecurity | Ronalds LLP

What is the CIA in cyber security?

The CIA triad reminds users of  3 important principles in cybersecurity, which includes Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of information and related resources. This triad forms a unity representing all pertinent security aspects which informs an organization’s IT department security guidelines.It is important to observe  safe usage of internet and technology resources and guard ourselves against activities that can compromise the CIA.

Confidentiality is the security aspect that ensures that only authorized persons have access to information. Information should be accessible to the designated people and its confidentiality needs to be maintained. Confidentiality can be ensured by taking measures such as multi-factor authentication where a user provides several authentication features to gain access to information.

Integrity seeks to ensure the trustworthiness of information, in that it ensures that information has not been altered both in transit and at rest. Hashing can be used to ensure the integrity of information by comparing hash values of information stored or being transported.

Availability refers to information being accessible to users when they need it and at their convenience. Availability is maintained through backups and mirroring of systems to ensure access of systems in the event of an attack such as Denial of service attack.

There is an increase in attack cases on organizations’ systems, resulting in a data breach, leakage, and impacting the org business reputation of companies and key public figures.

Ronalds LLP is partnering with organizations to ensure no compromise ( Ransomware, Spyware and Viruses, Social engineering, etc )

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