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Air University Student Research Paper 2000

Title: The Art of Balancing Information Security and Information Sharing

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

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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?

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