CIA Triad Home Cybersecurity Dictionary CIA Triad CIA is an acronym for confidentiality, integrity and availability. Confidentiality assures information is accessible only by authorized parties; integrity makes sure information is reliable; and availability ensures data is readily accessible to the organization as it works to address its business requirements. Confidentiality is generally regarded as the most critical component of the triad. In the event of a breach, the leaking of an organization’s data can pose a tremendous threat to the company’s reputation. Related TermsAPT - Advanced Persistent ThreatsC2 - Command and ControlData ProtectionEncryptionFileless AttacksPhishingSocial EngineeringRansomwareInsider ThreatCISO (Chief Information Security Officer) Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD October 22, 2018 PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security Learn how a risk-centric approach can be applied to each PCI requirement. See Details Read more about PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security BLOG October 29, 2018 Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance Merchants often put compliance spending at the top of their list for budgeting purposes because the consequences of non-compliance can be expensive. F... See Details Read more about Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance DOWNLOAD July 31, 2017 PCI Services Learn how Optiv can help you plan, build and run your PCI compliance program. See Details Read more about PCI Services How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.