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information security

[ in-fer-mey-shuhn si-kyoor-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən sɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti /
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noun

the design and implementation of protocols used to guard against unauthorized access to, modification of, or destruction of confidential data, whether in digital or nondigital format. Abbreviation: IS

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Also called In·fo·Sec, in·fo·sec [in-foh-sek] /ˈɪn foʊ ˌsɛk/ .

Origin of information security

First recorded in 1945–50
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