Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability, also known as the CIA triad, is a model designed to guide policies and processes for information security within an organization. This information is crucial to the operation of a business, with CIA segmenting three ideas into separate focal points. Confidentiality involves the efforts of an organization to keep their data private and secure. Integrity is the ability to ensure the data remains trustworthy – authentic, accurate and reliable. Availability of data is important for business operations, so it is essential that while keeping data confidential and its integrity maintained, that it is also available to employees and customers as and when required.