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What is Cybersecurity?

Security Principle: CIA Triad

One of the most important security principles is the CIA triad, which stands for Confidentiality, Availability, and Integrity.

A triangle with three corners: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability

CIA Triad: Confidentiality

In Cybersecurity, Confidentiality is the pillar of the CIA triad which refers to the principle that only those who should have access to information can access it.

CIA Triad: Integrity

In Cybersecurity, Integrity is the pillar of the CIA triad which refers to the principle that data is what we expect it to be.

In other words, data should not be able to be edited by unauthorized parties.

CIA Triad: Availability

In Cybersecurity, Availability is the pillar of the CIA triad which refers to the principle that data is reliably available.