Defining Security

A great post from W. Mark Brooks asks when did Information Security become IT Security? The point is very much in line with my triangle theory, that security is the pinnacle of IT and requires mastering the lower levels first. Though to counter the ITS vs IS argument I posted that IA is the more appropriate name. Post below:

I prefer the military nomenclature of Information Assurance. I have carried it over to the commercial world and make sure all my security types carry that title now. I like the definition and what it means:

Assurance – a positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise

My teams positively declare with confidence that the information of our systems is assured. It carries some weight and responsibility on their parts.