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Information Security

Statutory Law

44 U.S.C. § 3532(b)(1) (2010) (Title 44—Chapter 35: Coordination of Federal Information Policy—Subchapter II: Information Security)

[NOTE: While Subchapter III (44 U.S.C. §§ 3541 et seq.) is in effect Subchapter II [44 U.S.C. §§ 3531 et seq.] shall not apply.]

(b) Additional definitions.  As used in this subchapter [44 U.S.C. §§ 3531 et seq.]—
   (1) the term "information security" means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide—
      (A) integrity, which means guarding against improper information modification or destruction, and includes ensuring information nonrepudiation and authenticity;
      (B) confidentiality, which means preserving authorized restrictions on access and disclosure, including means for protecting personal privacy and proprietary information;
      (C) availability, which means ensuring timely and reliable access to and use of information; and
      (D) authentication, which means utilizing digital credentials to assure the identity of users and validate their access;

44 U.S.C. § 3542(b)(1) (2010) (Title 44—Chapter 35: Coordination of Federal Information Policy—Subchapter III: Information Security)

[NOTE: While Subchapter III (44 U.S.C. §§ 3541 et seq.) is in effect Subchapter II [44 U.S.C. §§ 3531 et seq.] shall not apply.]

(b) Additional definitions.  As used in this subchapter [44 U.S.C. §§ 3541 et seq.]:
   (1) The term "information security" means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide—
      (A) integrity, which means guarding against improper information modification or destruction, and includes ensuring information nonrepudiation and authenticity;
      (B) confidentiality, which means preserving authorized restrictions on access and disclosure, including means for protecting personal privacy and proprietary information; and
      (C) availability, which means ensuring timely and reliable access to and use of information.