Taking E-Security To A Higher Level

McCarthy, Mary Pat; Campbell, Stuart
December 2001
Financial Executive;Dec2001, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p50
Academic Journal
The article discusses how firms can protect themselves against data theft. Each year breaches in security cost firms almost $15 billion. Digital security should therefore rank prominently among a chief executive officer's risk-management concerns. A comprehensive approach to security includes appropriate technology and people trained to use it. Firms need to realize that, while employees can be a source of security risk, a properly trained staff can also be a bulwark against it. Security measures should focus not just on preventing data breaches, but also detecting and responding to them.


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