ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program

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Certified Automation Professionals (CAPs) are responsible for the direction, design, and deployment of systems and equipment for manufacturing and control systems.

CAP question

Which three basic properties are the building blocks of cyber security?

A. Identification, Integrity, and Authorization (I I C)
B. Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (C I A)
C. Authorization, Reliability, and Integrity (A R I)
D. None of the above

CAP Answer

The answer is B: "Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (C I A)".

The triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability is at the heart of information security, which means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide:

A.  Integrity: guarding against improper information modification or destruction and ensuring information accuracy and authenticity;

B.  Confidentiality: preserving authorized restrictions on access and disclosure, including protecting personal privacy and proprietary information; and,

C.  Availability: ensuring timely and reliable access to, and use of, information.

Reference: Trevathan, Vernon L., A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Ed., 2006