December 28, 2004

From the "real threats" department: Wanted: Chief Espionage Officer

A long but good article by John McCormick and Debbie Gage on espionage against American companies, generally by their competitors. It's good because it is real. The threats are validated by court filings, research and surveys. This is what real security is about, determining what threats are out there, validating them and constructing economic models of their costliness. Only then can security people proceed to design economic security systems to address the threats. Any thing else is speculation, and you shouldn't be surprised if it works out as being worthless or worse, interfering with the real security needs of the users.

Posted by iang at December 28, 2004 04:05 PM | TrackBack
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