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information assurance

Information operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation. This includes providing for restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities. Also called IA. See also information; information operations; information system.
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The definition of information assurance was limited to: "Measures that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation.
Lumeta, the leading provider of Network Assurance solutions for enterprises and government agencies, today announced that Chief Operating Officer, Michael Markulec, will be presenting at the Civil Information Assurance Product & Service Co-Ordination Group's (CIPCOG) February 2009 conference.
A robust information assurance strategy and processes are required to ensure only authorized persons are provided information services--and not the "bad guys.
The DoD mandated the use of evaluated IT products in October 2002, with the issuance of DoD Information Assurance Directive 8500.
NCI's award-winning expertise encompasses areas critical to its customers including enterprise systems management, network engineering, information assurance, and systems development and integration.
Michael's presentation, "Beyond Risk: The Ultimate Security Drivers," highlighted the critical importance of aligning information assurance to agency objectives and of clearly demonstrating this alignment to decision makers.
CPSG is the Information Assurance Product Area Directorate and the Air Force system program office for public key infrastructure with direct links to Headquarters United States Air Force and Defense Information Infrastructure.
The NIAP IT Security Forum followed the First Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security (SREIS) hosted by the Purdue University Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) in cooperation with NIST, the North Carolina State University (NCSU) E-commerce program and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Metropolitan State University as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The workshop was sponsored by the IEEE Task Force on Information Assurance and held in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control.
This win comes on the heels of a recent $3 million contract win for Information Assurance at the Defense Intelligence Agency and SES anticipates several new contracts being awarded in the coming month.
We are extremely proud of the NSA endorsement of our Information Assurance Center (IAC) and the prestigious honor that we now share with 49 other highly regarded colleges and universities," said Pretty.

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