Coping with a major security breach?

Allen, Martin
June 2006
Management Services;Summer2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p22
Academic Journal
The article discusses the contingency plan of organisations in response to security breaches. In November 2005 a laptop belonging to an employee of the Boeing Corporation was stolen. Among the information on the machine was personal financial data about 161,000 current and former employees. It was said that none of the confidential information was encrypted therefore exposing employees to identity theft. It was found that companies around the world have always refused to reveal details of IT security breaches. Windows provides some encryption with its Encrypting File System, but EFS was said to be difficult to manage and impossible to enforce. An effective encryption policy needs to encompass every device onto which employees might wish to copy files. The choice of crypto algorithm was said to be vital.


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