Information Security vs Information Assurance

5m 18s

This lesson introduces you to the fundamentals of information security. You'll learn what information security is, the difference between information security and information assurance, as well as the fundamentals of information security.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a foundational understanding of information security
  • Understand the difference between information security and information assurance
  • Learn the fundamentals of information security

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of risk management in an information security context.


We recommend taking this lesson as part of the IT Security Fundamentals course.

About the Author
King Samuel, opens in a new tab
Cyber Security Trainer
Learning paths

Originating from a systems administration/network architecture career, a solid part of his career building networks for educational institutes. With security being a mainstay his implementation he grew a strong passion for everything cyber orientated especially social engineering. The educational experience led to him mentoring young women in IT, helping them to begin a cyber career. He is a recipient of the Cisco global cyber security scholarship. A CCNA Cyber Ops holder and elected for the CCNP Cyber Ops program.

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