Information Security/Cybersecurity

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Professionals in information security work to prevent the unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, recording, or destruction of information. It doesn’t really matter what form the information takes – it may be physical or electronic. The primary focus of information security is the balanced protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data while maintaining efficient policy implementation and without disrupting organizational productivity.

In the simplest context, cyber security is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software, and data, from cyberattacks. Information security is both electronic and physical security, a subset of cyber security.

Advisory services are typically when a CPA or other professional develops findings and recommendations to present to a client for consideration and decision making.