No, the CIA Triad isn’t some secret organization of government bodies who are forever conspiring to spy on its citizens or enemies. It’s much less romantic than that but arguably just as important, at least from a business’s perspective.
What is the CIA Triad?
The CIA (also called the AIC, ICA, etc.) Triad is a model for security policy development that stands for confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Confidentiality is all about protecting information from unauthorized access. Integrity refers to preserving the consistency and accuracy of the data against tampering. In other words, you want to prevent unauthorized users from modifying or deleting data. And the last part of the Triad is availability. This refers to keeping data available to users even in the event of a breach. An excellent way to visualize this model is with the image below. Each aspect encompasses a business’s valuable information to make sure it is shielded and secure.
For the CIA Triad to provide proper security, it demands a balancing act between the three aspects. Each aspect must work well with one another, or vulnerabilities will undoubtedly arise. This is very important to keep in mind because many individual security solutions address some (or even all) of the CIA Triad but don’t do it in a balanced approach. Implementing an organizational-wide strategy is the only reliable option to ensure the CIA Triad protects data. This makes sure there is a balance between all of the aspects.
How Atec Group can help
As a comprehensive technology services and solutions provider, the team at Atec Group has access to all of the solutions available to help you maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your systems and information. Your business will be in good hands with us and our partners like Fortinet and VMware. Because we are experts in making sure a business’s valuable data is secure.
If you are interested in having a conversation with our team about the CIA Triad, contact us today.