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Shielding your company against information compromise

Marilyn M. Helms (Sesquicentennial Endowed Chair in Business and Technology, Dalton State College, Dalton, Georgia, USA)
Lawrence P. Ettkin (Head, Management and Marketing Departments, College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
Daniel J. Morris (Director of Marketing, Gale Corporation, North Highlands, California, USA)

Information Management & Computer Security

ISSN: 0968-5227

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



With the growth of information technologies and with more firms partnering, a major concern for organizations today is the protection of competitive information from thieving. Firms must develop an understanding of the multidimensional flavor of defensive intelligence and its challenges in a bureaucracy, examine companies’ vulnerabilities and implement some basic defensive intelligence measures in order to protect their organization’s knowledge. Organizations must address major areas of vulnerabilities, including employees, partners and public information. Firms can take specific actions to minimize successful acts of espionage such as protections preventing unauthorized use of information systems. Companies should develop a set of priorities and determine where and to what degree security procedures need to be implemented. Beyond security, employing proactive measures can provide a valuable weapon for the long‐term prosperity of your firm.



Helms, M.M., Ettkin, L.P. and Morris, D.J. (2000), "Shielding your company against information compromise", Information Management & Computer Security, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 117-130.




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