Information Assurance

Information Assurance definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): IA

Definition(s): Measures that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. These measures include providing for restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-161 (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-59 (CNSSI 4009)

Measures that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non- repudiation. These measures include providing for restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities.
Note: DoDI 8500.01 has transitioned from the term information assurance (IA) to the term cybersecurity. This could potentially impact IA related terms.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary