Information assurance (IA) is a key focus for AinsworthLloyd and its clients. As the name suggests, IA is the process of actively ensuring that the right information is always in the right hands at the right time. It is important for our clients to know that during business operations and after hours, information critical to business functions is being securely maintained. Whether it has been sent, received, or is still in transit, A&L’s technology and information security experts will ensure that data is managed in a safe manner and remain proprietary. We further ensure our clients understand the similarities and differences between information assurance and information security. Though often interchangeable, they are different in that IA is broader in scope and thus more desirable for growing and complex organizations. IA goes further to encompass areas such as audit, disaster recovery, and business continuity plans and involves not only virus protection and other computer science related challenges, but also provides protections related to accounting, fraud, management science, and criminology.