Information Asset

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1. An Information Asset is organized information that is valuable to those who need it. The information needs to be assessed easily.
Category of Information Assets
Examples of Information Assets

Notes (1): Information Assets comprise a wide range of product, service and process information. It can be categorised as:

  • Data and information;
  • Network;
  • Hardware; and
  • Software and application.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. Information assets refer to databases, data files, system documentation, user manuals, training material, operational and support procedures, intellectual property, continuity plans, fallback arrangements, archived information.
Source: (Mazumdar, 2009)

3. An information asset is a body of information, defined and managed as a single unit so it can be understood, shared, protected and exploited efficiently. Information assets have recognizable and manageable value, risk, content and lifecycles.
Source: (The National Archives, 2017)