System Security Principles

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Time
5 hours 58 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
6
Video Transcription
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>> Welcome back to Cybrary.
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Yes of course, I'm your instructor Brad Rhodes.
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We're going to jump into system security principles,
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and I bet you can guess what they are.
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In this lesson we're going to talk about
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confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
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Confidentiality; the first leg of the CIA triad;
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and this is pretty straightforward.
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This is how we ensure that only folks
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that need access to assets,
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and I'm going to use that term generally.
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Assets could be systems,
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software, hardware, data, yada, yada, all that stuff.
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We want to make sure that folks that are
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authorized have the access they need.
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Pretty straightforward. The second side
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of that is to make sure that those are
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not who are not authorized
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don't get access. Pretty straightforward.
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Really remember this,
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confidentiality is about authorization.
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Next one, integrity in the CIA triad.
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This is really to ensure that
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our data isn't being messed
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with and that we can trust it.
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We make sure that it's correct and ultimately reliable.
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In integrity, we're looking at protecting data at
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rest and data in transit, very important here.
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Also, the other piece of integrity
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is that non-repudiation thing.
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We want to be able to show via logs or
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some other means that if someone has access to
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the data who it was and be able to
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attribute that to them so that
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they can't say they didn't access it.
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Finally, availability.
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This one's pretty straightforward.
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Availability means that I can get access to my assets,
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the data systems, etc.,
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that I need to or whenever and wherever I need to.
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When you think about the commercial space
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they're most concerned about availability.
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If you're an e-commerce provider,
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and you don't have reliable access
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to your e-commerce site, guess what?
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You're not making money, and
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therefore you're probably going to go out of business.
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Whereas when we think about the government,
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they are very much concerned about
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confidentiality and integrity so it's a balance,
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and when you think of the CIA triad
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don't think of it as just one thing or the other.
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It's actually a balance,
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and it also varies depending on
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the organization that you work for or support.
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In this lesson, we
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reviewed the CIA triad; the confidentiality,
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integrity, and availability that we see across
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many fields and information and
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cybersecurity. We'll see you next time.
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