What is the big difference anyway?

Information and cybersecurity are very similar as they are both designed to protect the organizational security posture. A well-defined security structure and policy can protect the organization in the event of a data breach and recovery.

Information security (InfoSec) is the strategies and methodologies designed to manage the processes, tools, and policies needed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems and data. The CIA (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) has become the mandatory foundation for the protection and preservation of the security of an organizations data. The components of the CIA are:

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  • Confidentiality: ensures that sensitive information is only disclosed to authorized parties.


  • Integrity: prevents the modification of data in transit. It also maintains consistency, the accuracy of data throughout its life-cycle.


  • Availability:  ensures that the data will be accessible to all parties when requested.

Cybersecurity is a subset of information security and is the practice and techniques utilized in the protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information system. The practices within this field ensure that servers, intranets, information systems, and any channel designed for data transits are protected and accessible. It also executes the needed practices to prevent organizations from digital attacks and or damages implemented by any other technologies or practices.


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Information Security

Ensures that Information Security Awareness training is implemented within the needed policies and procedures. Utilizes detection software in order to ensure compliance with the organization’s information security awareness policies and does not deal with security in paper form.
Protects data against threats. Deals with dangers revolving around cyberspace.
Protects against unauthorized access, disclosure, use, modification, disruption, or destruction. Works to protect against cybercrimes, cyber fraud, and violations of cyber law

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