IDG Contributor Network: From CIA to #CIA

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The latest expose (thanks, Wall Street Journal) of the 500,000 accounts of Google+ users and the silence that Google maintained, despite having discovered and patched the bug back in March, triggered a thought process that culminated in this article.

One of the oft used acronyms when it comes to describing cybersecurity is CIA, which stands for Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. It was developed as a security framework to provide a universal standard for evaluating and implementing cybersecurity regardless of the underlying hardware, software or organization. And it has served its purpose well – until recently. But before we go any further, let’s define the definitions of these terms.

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