Is Information Security field and Data Security field same? If not then,

  1. What is the basic difference between "Information" and "Data" in security field?
  2. Is Data Security a sub-category of Information Security?
  3. Is Data Security field limited at some sectors only? ---if yes then what are they?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Rory Alsop Aug 22 '14 at 15:03

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  • I've never heard of the field Data Security. I would say it's a sub-category of Information Security based on the wiki page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_security – RoraΖ Aug 22 '14 at 14:28
  • Wikipedia has a page named after that. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_security – Giliweed Aug 22 '14 at 14:30
  • But isn't Data and Information are suppose to be same? – Giliweed Aug 22 '14 at 14:31
  • Data Security is a topic/concept for securing and protecting data. And that concept falls under the Information Security field. Data Security analyst in my mind is synonymous with InfoSec analyst. That's how I view things. – RoraΖ Aug 22 '14 at 14:37
  • This is really a terminology question that doesn't have relevance to what you need to do to protect information. Is there a reason you need to have clarity between the two terms? That might be a better question we can help with. – Rory Alsop Aug 22 '14 at 15:04

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