The Three Pillars of Information Security

Information security at The University of Copenhagen is built on the internationally established principles of information security DS/ISO/IEC 27001:2013. The three pillars being:

  • Confidentiality
    ensures that only authorised users, processes and entities have access to data assets.
  • Integrity
    ensures that informationassets are functioning correctly and that data are correct and complete.
  • Availability
    ensures that data and information systems are accessible to authorised users, processes and entities when needed.

Other properties covered by the information security, are authenticity (that an entity is what it claims to be), accountability, non-repudiation (the ability to prove the existence of an alleged event or action and underlying entities) and reliability (consistent intended behaviour and results).