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Oct 14

C.I.A. – A basic security tenet applied to mobile wireless security

C.I.A., in information security context, stands for confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  It is a basic set of fundamentals for any information security process. C.I.A. rules apply to mobile wireless security as well.

Confidentiality: The guarantee that sensitive data is being accessed and viewed only by those who are authorized to see it (Vines, 2002).

Integrity: The assurance that the content of data are preserved intact through transfer from sender to receiver (Vines, 2002).

Availability:  Ensuring authorized persons have uninterrupted access to the information systems and data (Vines, 2002).

The opposite of C.I.A. is D.A.D. which stands for disclosure, alteration, and destruction (Vines, 2002).

Source:

Vines, R. 2002. Wireless security essentials: defending mobile systems from data piracy.  Wiley Publishing. Indianapolis, Indiana.