Our tax dollars at work…or is it tax dollars from our work? Regardless, you can save budgetary resources by outsourcing security training to our government. A curriculum of free web based training from the Department of Defense (DoD) concentrates on Information assurance (IA), although covers a wide range of security topics.
As security professionals, implementing principles of IA is almost reflexive in nature, although it has become one of those amorphously defined terms. Other than consistency with the CIA (confidentiality, integrity, availability) triad core, most comprehensive definitions vary considerably among sources. Maintaining my policy of providing vague, yet all encompassing definitions, I usually refer to IA as–assuring appropriate levels of all forms of security across processes involving information, or when lazy, just “assurance of information.” [PC World]