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VIVA: What does that mean?

VIVA is an acronym based on the four main protection objectives of information security:
  • Confidentiality (german: Vertraulichkeit)
  • Integrity (german: Integrität)
  • Availability (german: Verfügbarkeit)
  • Authenticity (german: Authentizität)


These protection objectives help to classify questions and measure regarding information security. Hence, they allow for a structured approach for developping technical and organiziation solutions.