What is Information Security? - Definition & Best Practices


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_____ refers to the process of making sure only those who are entitled to information can access it?

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1. What would be an example of a violation of the principle of confidentiality?

2. What is an example of the principle of availability?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test yourself and your knowledge of how information is protected with this quiz and worksheet. You will be asked about the principles of security and how they are enforced.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions you can see what you know about:

  • How the principle of confidentiality can be violated
  • Examples of the principle of availability
  • Physical security examples

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what you call the principle that makes sure people only have access to information they need to do their job
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as what process makes sure only authorized people have access to data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how different principles work to protect data

Additional Learning

To learn more about protecting data, read the lesson titled What is Information Security? Definition & Best Practices. You will explore topics like:

  • Who created this security concept
  • What the principle of integrity states
  • Who is responsible for creating an information security plan