Protecting Essential Information: Securing the Foundation of the Internet Business Platform
The Internet may be today's most crucial enterprise productivity tool. However, unfettered use of this business platform can endanger an even more critical business asset - an organization's essential information. Information at immediate risk ranges from sensitive intellectual property to financial statements to customer and employee data. Security managers must shift their protection emphasis from guarding against inbound attacks at the infrastructure level - a model suited to perimeter boundaries and the Internet as a simple content resource - to guarding essential information against blended threats and accidental or malicious loss, in tune with Web 2.0 and the Internet as a business platform.