Data protection rests on three pillars: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA). This model came into existence to help organizations and individuals adopt a holistic approach to data protection.

  • Confidentiality: Ensure the data is not leaked and retrieved only by authorized operators with proper credentials.
  • Integrity: Ensuring all the data stored in an organization is easily understandable, reliable, consistent, accurate, and not subject to unjustified changes.
  • Availability: Data is readily accessible at all times and retrieved safely.