Layered Security

Confidentiality: Concepts, Strategy, and Frameworks

Confidentially, in InfoSec, is the protection of information from unauthorized people and processes. It’s one of the three pillars of InfoSec’s CIA triad, along with integrity and availability. Ensuring confidentiality means taking adequate measures to ensure the protection of the secrecy of data objects, or resources. Note that it does not mean taking every measure […]

Average cost for healthcare organizations for each record involved in breach is $408

Total Cost of a Data Breach Keeps Growing

Interesting facts surface and covered in this report. Includes good points and quotes from people with recent experience about hidden costs that you may not be considering when you think of the impact of a breach. Average cost across all industries for each record involved in breach is $148. Average cost for healthcare organizations for […]

Single Point of Failure

Availability and High Availability

In viable information systems, data must be available when required by users. This mandates that all systems and subsystems tasked to serve the data for the user, including any security controls, must each be functioning correctly together. A “high availability” system is one that is supposed to serve its users at all times except for […]


Three Primary Concepts of InfoSec

Understanding Information Security (InfoSec) begins with comprehending three primary concepts: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. In InfoSec, confidentiality, integrity, and availability are considered together and abbreviated as the CIA Triad. Since “CIA” can easily be confused as shorthand for the Central Intelligence Agency, and “Triad” may evoke the Trilateral Commission to some, it has become known […]