Differnce between Information Security and IT security?

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Hello. Can anybody help me knowing the difference between Information Security and IT security?

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Information security is, as called – about information, while IT is about technology. If you take a look at ISO 27001 – Requirements for information security management, you will see that all security measures should be deployed in order to secure information. Some of them are technical, but some are not.
However, in todays world most information is stored in IT systems and therefore most of the measures are technical.
You can consider IT security as all security measures aimed to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availbility of information in IT systems, while information secuirty is also about securing information outside IT systems (paper, brain…).

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  • Rahul Shrivastava
    Thanks Ram, But as per my thinking IT security means security of the technology for information gathering or transfering. IT security is a part of Information Security. Is this correct? Your comments Cheers. Rahul
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  • Badooriq8
    information security is more general than IT security. Information Security includes all aspects of security like clear desk policy or keeping confidentiality of information. While IT security is securing the information within the IT infrastructure. this is my understanding of the difference between the two
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  • Kevin Beaver
    We could all pick at knits over this all year...the fact is they're by and large the same. I'd be curious to know why you're curious?
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