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Information technology security (ITSEC) is the

[p]rotection of information technology 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. Protection and maintenance of confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability.[1]

Overview Edit

The goal of information technology security is to:

Enable an organization to meet all of its mission/business objectives by implementing systems with due care consideration of IT-related risks to the organization, its partners and customers.[2]

References Edit

  1. DoD Instruction 5200.40, at 11 (E2.1.33).
  2. NIST Special Publication 800-33.

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