Information Security Community,
Please consider our paper - "Creating Business Through Virtual Trust:
How to Gain and Sustain a Competitive Advantage Using Information
Security" - for your review.
Here is the abstract from our paper:
"Cash. Profit. Margins. Productivity. This is the language of business.
At this time, it is not the language of information security. Business
is concerned with the creation of new entities and assets that generate
cash. Information security, by contrast, is traditionally concerned
with protecting these entities and assets. In this paper we examine a
perspective which currently exists but is largely dormant in the
information security field. We maintain that information security can be
actively involved in the creation of business and that the skills
required to create commercial activity must be added to the information
security professional=92s intellectual tool set. We also present evidence
to demonstrate that the capability of security to create business, which
we designate by the term =93virtual trust=94, may become a dominant paradigm
for how to think about information security."
The paper may be downloaded here:
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Thanks for your interest. We look forward to a productive discussion.
Kenneth F. Belva & Sam H. Dekay