Helping Users Understand Cybersecurity: Availability Becomes Reliability

Last week I explained how I thought that “Accuracy” was a better term than “Integrity” when we are communicating with users. The week before that, I said that “Privacy” is a better term than “Confidential”. This is part of my wild idea for replacing “CIA” with “PAR”. Privacy, Accuracy, and Reliability. What Does “Available” Mean […]
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Helping Users Understand Cybersecurity: Integrity Becomes Accuracy

Last week I explained how I thought that “Privacy” was a better term than “Confidentiality” when we are communicating with non-specialists. Everyday users must play their role in protecting information. This is part of my heretical suggestion that we would should replace “CIA” with “PAR”, as in Privacy, Accuracy, and Reliability. What Does “Integrity” Mean […]
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Helping Users Understand Cybersecurity: Confidentiality Becomes Privacy

In early August I made the heretical suggestion of replacing “CIA” with “PAR”, as in Privacy, Accuracy, and Reliability. Grim talk about “The CIA Triad” suggests to many users that it is nothing for them. But we can’t have information security without user understanding and involvement! We talk about CIA in Learning Tree’s System and […]
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How Can We Help Users Improve Security?

Maybe we should rename CIA. I don’t mean the government agency by that name. I’m risking heresy by saying that the tired old acronym CIA for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability isn’t sacred text. We talk about CIA in Learning Tree’s System and Network Security Introduction course. Let’s take a critical look at it here. I’ve […]
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Our Continuously Connected Lives: Benefits and Risks

The Internet of Things (or IoT) is already here. As I described last week, it has already been misused to launch the largest DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attack in history. Attacks against cyber security writer Brian Krebs and a French Internet service provider moved the record flood rate from 363 Gbps to 620 […]
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