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Harboring DataInformation Security, Law, and the Corporation$
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Andrea M. Matwyshyn

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804760089

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804760089.001.0001

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Harboring Data

Andrea M. Matwyshyn

Stanford University Press

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore some of the dynamics behind corporations' struggle with information security. It then discusses the reasons behind the continuing escalation in data vulnerability, which include dynamics on three levels: the macro or societal level; the meso or group level; and the micro or individual level. On the macro level, corporate hoarding of networked, aggregated consumer data, the expansion of information criminality, and the arrival of information security regulation have all affected the ecology of corporate information security. On the mesosystem/interpersonal level, information vulnerability erodes commercial trust and imposes costs on third parties. On the micro level, individual companies often ignore information security or believe the return on investment in information security to be inadequate. These suboptimal approaches result from, first, a failure to recognize the losses caused by weak information security, and second, an absence of thorough risk management planning. An overview of the subsequent chapters also presented.

Keywords:   information security, consumer data, information criminality, information security regulation, data vulnerability

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