Date Added: Jan 2011
With the rapid growth of e-commerce, governmental and corporate agencies are taking extra precautions when it comes to protecting information. The development of e-security as a discipline has enabled organizations to discover a wider array of similarities between attacks occurring across their security environment and develop appropriate countermeasures. To further improve the security of information, there is a need for conceptualizing the interrelationships between e-security and the major elements involved in changing a company's infrastructure. Organizations should act in an ethical manner, especially when it comes to e-security and e-privacy policies, procedures, and practices. The consequential theory of utilitarianism is used and applied to a conceptual model to help explain how organizations may develop better secured information in an information-sharing and globally networked environment.