Information Assurance (IA) is the assurance that the integrity, availability, confidentiality and authenticity of information and information systems is protected during usage, processing, storage and while it is in transit.

Some processes that aid in achieving IA could be
  • Developing local policy, process and guidance.
  • Designing network and user authentication strategy.
  • Identifying network vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Identifying problems and resource requirements.
  • Creating plan for identified resource requirements.
  • Applying appropriate information assurance controls.
  • Performing certification and accreditation.
  • Providing information assurance training.