Confidentiality

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1. Confidentiality of data means data within an organisation can be categorised based on their information regarding who can access them.

Notes (1): Certain information can only be accessed by personnel of high authority.


Related Term: Availability; Integrity

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Confidentiality revolves around the principle of ‘least privilege.’ This principle states that access to information, assets, etc. should be granted only on a need to know basis so that information which is only available to some should not be accessible by everyone.
Source: (INFOSEC Institute, 2017)

3. Confidentiality means protecting and keeping your secrets. Espionage and data theft are threats to confidentiality.
Source: (Gault, 2015)