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Information Security and Cyber Security

Digital evolution is happening fast, leading to increased cybercrime risks. Failing to follow cybersecurity laws can have serious consequences. This year, data breaches are up by 17%, affecting 281.5 million people. Every organization needs a security program, with all members understanding and addressing information security threats.


Information security protects personal and business data by preventing unauthorized access. It's a key part of security programs, often certified with ISO/IEC 27001. Controls like procedural, access, technical, and compliance controls are crucial. The CIA Triad framework (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) guides security goals.


Cybersecurity defends digital information from malicious attacks. Cybercrime, cyberattacks, and cyberterrorism are threats. Global spending on cybersecurity is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2021. Employee training is crucial for dealing with cyber threats.


Cybersecurity focuses on electronic asset protection, while information security safeguards information in any format. Both aim to protect information but differ in their focus. Coordination between separate teams is essential for a comprehensive data protection framework.



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