Information security

Information security is an important biosecurity pillar of good practice. It has three key concepts: Availability, Integrity and Confidentiality (AIC). ‘Availability’ safeguards the security of systems and manages the risks of failures, malfunctions and incidents. ‘Integrity’ (or reliability) ensures that data are correct and up-to-date. ‘Confidentiality’ (or exclusivity), ensures that only authorised persons have access to systems and data. Information security does not stand alone, but overlaps with other key areas such as physical security and biosecurity awareness.

In this biosecurity pillar of good practice, you will gain insight into the following:

  • Information Security Management System.
  • Availability and continuity of systems.
  • Integrity and reliability of information.
  • Confidentiality and exclusivity: classification and dual-use issues.