Cybersecurity versus Information Security


What is the big difference anyway?

Information and cybersecurity is very similar as they are both designed to protect the organizational security posture. A well-defined security structure and policy can protect the organization in the event of a data breach and recovery.

Information security (InfoSec) is the strategies and methodologies designed to manage the processes, tools, and policies needed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems and data. The CIA (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) has become the mandatory foundation for the protection and preservation of security of an organizations data. The components of CIA are:

isometric 13

  • Confidentiality: ensures that sensitive information is only disclosed to authorized parties.


  • Integrity: prevents the modification of data in transit. It also maintains consistency, accuracy of data throughout its life-cycle.


  • Availability:  ensures that the data will be accessible to all parties when requested.

Cybersecurity is a subset of information security and is the practice and techniques utilized in the protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information system. The practices within this field ensures that servers, intranets, information systems, and any channel designed for data transits is protected and accessible. It also executes the needed practices to prevent organizations from digital attacks and or damages implemented by any other technologies or practices.




Information Security

Ensures that Information Security Awareness training is implemented within the needed policies and procedures. Utilizes detection software in order to ensure compliance with the organizations information security awareness policies and does not deal with security in paper form.
Protects data against threats. Deals with dangers revolving around cyberspace.
Protects against the unauthorized access, disclosure, use, modification, disruption, or destruction. Works to protect against cyber crimes, cyber fraud, and violations of cyber law

Lee Signore




About Lee Signore

Fifteen years ago, Lee Signore joined the military as an Information System Analyst and honorably serving her country for eight years. During her tenure as a soldier she was able to learn and embrace the Army Values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage). She went on to earn her Masters degree in Cyber Security from the University of Maryland University College and several security certifications. She also served as an Information Security Office for the Federal Government managing the information security program and preparing Federal facilities for audits.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: