Air University Student Research Paper 2000
Title: The Art of Balancing Information Security and
Subject: The focus of this study is not on directly addressing
these difficult questions, but rather on developing the framework in which
organizations can ask and address them.
Author(s): Michael Cartney
Abstract: Balancing the needs of information sharing against
threats to security is an age-old dilemma; operational security often
conflicts with operational effectiveness; protecting intelligence sources
and methods may undermine confidence in the product; and guarding trade
secrets and customer privacy may prevent the introduction of e-commerce
innovations. When is an information environment so open that it jeopardizes
vital interests, and when should security impede effectiveness?