The internet has revolutionised our society. It is the backbone of our increasingly global economy and we are becoming ever more dependent on it. The internet maintains global logistics, drives 24 hr global media, more effective pricing of goods and services, it fuels our thirst for information and feeds our addiction to be constantly connected.
We are increasingly dependent on the internet and it is becoming ever more central to our economy and society. Understanding the current threats, how those threats have developed over time and planning for future threats is essential to maintain a stable and growing economy. Cyber security is an essential part of every business.
Information Assurance can be defined as risk management associated with the use of information and data including the systems and processes that support its use. It includes physical and digital information during storage, processing and transmission.
A good Information Assurance policy aims to provide the appropriate level of confidentiality, integrity, availability and non-repudiation to the information used by a company depending on its value.