Information Security

Information Security refers to the processes and methodologies which are designed and implemented to protect the print, electronic, or any other form of confidential, private, and sensitive information or data from unauthorized access, use, misuse, disclosure, destruction, modification, or disruption.[1]

Wikipedia defines information security as follows:

"Information security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. The terms information security, computer security, and information assurance are frequently used interchangeably. These fields are interrelated and share the common goals of protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information; however, there are some subtle differences between them. These differences lie primarily in the approach to the subject, the methodologies used, and the areas of concentration. Information security is concerned with the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data regardless of the form the data may take: electronic, print, or other forms." [2]

Information security covers all forms of "information" for example print and digital.

See Also


  1. What is Information Security?
  2. Defining Information Security Wikipedia