How to protect corporate secrets from outsiders -- and insiders

Published 27 February 2008

A secret can be lost in the blink of an eye, but getting information back under wraps can take forever; John Edwards offers a few useful tips on how corporations can become more secure

Every business has secrets that it would prefer to shield from both the public and from rank-and-file employees. These private documents can include marketing strategies, production processes, product formulas, and even the home phone numbers and addresses of company officers. Making sure that vital secrets stay private is a task that requires careful planning and a multipoint strategy. John Edwards offers a few good tips on how to get started.

He covers network security, wireless security, file encryption, device control, document tracking, physical security, and corporate policies.