What is Information Assurance?

  • Andrew Blyth
  • Gerald L. Kovacich
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


When one hears the term, information assurance, what does one think of? What exactly is information assurance (IA)? Is it information systems security by another name? Is IA a subset of information security or is information security a subset of IA? These terms and other basic terms such as information operations, and information warfare will be defined and discussed.


Information Security Physical Level Computer Crime Information Assurance Information Asset 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Blyth
    • 1
  • Gerald L. Kovacich
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of GlamorganPontypridd, Mid GlamorganUK
  2. 2.Whidbey IslandUSA

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