The cyber security Presidential Directive will prompt reluctance, reputation risk, and perhaps liability exposure.
Should the private sector’s computer/IT security strategies remain primarily defensive, consisting of repelling, preventing, and containing, or, should they independently engage in offensive and/or pre-emptive initiatives?
Trade secrets are intangible assets; Senator Leahy fixes Economic Espionage Act.
Chief Security Officers need to know the difference between information security and information asset protection.
Let’s be clear, I am not advocating a protectionist view.
Company reputation is an intangible asset of the first order and, when effectively used and safeguarded, can be a major source of competitive advantage and sustainability.