COMP 406 Information Systems Security

US Federal government committee “Committee on National Security Systems” defines Information Systems Security as: “Protection of information systems against unauthorized access to or modification of information, whether in storage, processing or transit and against the denial of service to authorized users, including those measures necessary to detect, document and counter such threats.” (Committee on National Security Systems, 2010)[1]

This course discusses the main principles guiding the information security posture needed for personal or organizational data and technology assets, namely Confidentiality, Availability, and Integrity, often referred to as the CIA triangle.

[1] Committee on National Security Systems. (2010, April 26). National Information Assurance (IA) Glossary. Retrieved from Office of the Director of National Intelligence: