Information Security Definitions

Cybersecurity – The ability to protect or defend the use of cyberspace from cyber attacks.

Cyber Attack – An attack, via cyberspace, targeting an enterprise’s use of cyberspace for the purpose of disrupting, disabling, destroying, or maliciously controlling a computing environment/infrastructure; or destroying the integrity of the data or stealing controlled information.

Cyberspace – A global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information systems infrastructures including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controllers.

Information Security – The protection of information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

IT security - "safeguards" to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, availability, intended use and value of electronically stored, processed or transmitted information