Confidentiality refers to efforts made to prevent unauthorized disclosure of information to those who do not have the need, or right, to see it. We should always make sure to adhere to the principle of least privilege and only give access to those people who really have a need for it.

Without confidentiality there can be no privacy, which is the ability to selectively reveal information about oneself.

Confidentiality requires authentication, authorization, and auditing.

Previous: Security Next: Integrity

2 thoughts on “Confidentiality

Please Join the Discussion

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s