- Words: 3704
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Business - Management
- Paper #: 44263283
A broad definition of information security is given in ISO/IEC 17799 (2000) standard as:
"The preservation of confidentiality (ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access), integrity (safeguarding the accuracy and completeness of information and processing methods), and availability (ensuring that authorized users have access to information and associated assets when required" (ISO/IEC 17799, 2000, p. viii).
Prior to the computer and internet security emerged as we