Introduction to

Why does Information
Security really matter?

Importance of Information

Information has economic value, intimate and/or confidential, or social/cultural for governments, businesses, and individuals. Losing access to that information implies losing that value.

In the digital age, it has increased exponentially the production and storage of information have. At the same time, the risks increased.

Violation of Information and RIGHTS

Information security is linked to several human rights:

  • Privacy: implies the protection of the scope of the personal life of all the people in general, including everything that takes place in a reserved space.
  • Identity: all people have an inalienable right to have aspects that define their individuality such as being name, surname, nationality, sexuality, genre, etc.
  • Informational self-determination: which is the power of every person to exercise control over the personal information concerning you, contained in public or private records.

What’s Information Security?


Information security is the whole thing of techniques and actions that are implemented to control and maintain the privacy of the information and data of a person, organization, or government entity.

They can be analog actions, such as placing the padlock on a drawer, digital, like a password or the installation of a firewall, or even the construction of powerful encryption algorithms to prevent the understanding of a piece of information.



When the functioning and operation of an institution depend on it, the organization or company. For example, a bank, and e-commerce services.


When the information is the product (documents, articles, etc.), product data navigation, or is indispensable because it involves data that may involve an organization or person.


This means that it may involve personal, identity, or certain data information that you do not want to make known.

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