Understanding Information Assurance

American Foreign Policy Council - Defense Technology Program Brief, No. 10, April 2015

9 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2015

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Trey Herr

Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Eric Ormes

Government of the United States of America

Date Written: April 3, 2015

Abstract

Information Assurance is the art and science of securing computer systems and networks against efforts by third parties to disable, intrude, or otherwise impede operations. It is the focus of most “cybersecurity” professionals in the technical community. The principal goals are to maintain an information system’s Confidentiality (the secrecy of information as it is used and stored), Integrity, reliability of data and equipment, and Availability, that a computer system is ready and able to function as needed. Information Assurance includes writing secure software, deploying it safely, and managing it to minimize the risk of compromise.

Suggested Citation

Herr, Trey and Ormes, Eric, Understanding Information Assurance (April 3, 2015). American Foreign Policy Council - Defense Technology Program Brief, No. 10, April 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2589724

Trey Herr (Contact Author)

Hoover Institution at Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305-6010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.hoover.org/profiles/trey-herr

Eric Ormes

Government of the United States of America ( email )

Washington, DC 20551
United States

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