To know the main difference with information security, let’s review other interesting concepts that will allow us to have the general context. According to the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), security is defined as “free or free of all danger, damage or risk.” However, it is an ideal condition, since, in reality, it is not possible to have the certainty that all dangers can be avoided.
“Security” points to an ideal condition since there is no certainty that all dangers can be avoided. Its purpose is to reduce risks to an acceptable level for those interested
The use of security in all its areas of application is to reduce risks to a level that is acceptable to those interested in mitigating latent threats. In a broad sense, safety is also understood as all those activities aimed at protecting against any danger.
However, the information can be found in different ways, for example in digital format (through files in electronic or optical media), in physical form (either written or printed on paper), as well as in a non-represented way -as they can be the ideas or the knowledge of the people. In this sense, information assets can be found in different forms.
In addition, the information can be stored, processed or transmitted in different ways: in electronic format, verbally or through written or printed messages, so it is also possible to find it in different states.
Therefore, regardless of its form or status, the information requires adequate protection measures in accordance with its importance and criticality, and this is precisely the scope of information security.