Sep 03 2014

Goodbye Information Assurance, Hello Cybersecurity

If you thought the terms information assurance and cybersecurity were interchangeable, think again. The Defense Department argues that the term cybersecurity includes more than just information assurance, which focuses on protecting and defending information and information systems. The Department of the Navy CIO website explains that the change was ushered in after DoD adopted its new Cybersecurity and Risk Management Framework instructions (DoDI 8500.01 and DoDI 8510.01).

Cyber security is defined as "the prevention of damage to, protection of, and restoration of computers, electronic communications systems, electronic communications services, wire communication, and electronic communication, including information contained therein, to ensure its availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation.”

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