Today’s challenge is drawn from the exciting area of CCNA Security. Enjoy. As always, you can find the answer in the comments area a day or two after the date of this post.

IINS-1: The CIA Triad seeks to define the three primary purposes for network security. These are to secure an organization’s data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Define integrity as it is used in the CIA Triad. For bonus credit, provide the term texts often attribute the A for in CIA as opposed to Availability.

Answer: ______________________________________________________________________________

Bonus: _______________________

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  2. kenny says:

    integrity….data should not be changed during transit


  3. Geoff says:

    Answer – Integrity is used to define the ability to keep data in the form it originated in throughout the transfer process. You provide integrity by using hashing methods or digital signatures.

    Bonus – Authentication, or more specifically origin authentication.

  4. Nadeem Rafi says:

    typical CISSP question

  5. Great job everyone!

    Answer – integrity ensures that the traffic was not tampered with in transit. This would include verifying who the traffic is from (origin authentication) when the A means availability.

    Bonus – some texts have the A as authentication.


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