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If knowledge is the life blood of organizations, how are companies protecting it. Michelle Finneran Dennedy in her ebook, the Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto, describes 5 levels of defending knowledge in the info age:

  1. Firewalls
  2. Nets
  3. Extranets
  4. Access
  5. Intelligence

The query is, the place are CIOs in this progression of protecting knowledge? This was a current matter of dialogue at our weekly #CIOChat Twitter chat session.

Ought to CIOs be targeted on creating higher fortresses? Or securing knowledge and whom can access it?

There are clearly two distinct views amongst CIOs. Some consider that while the fortress is a past mindset, it is still essential. They consider the fortress represents the primary line of defense, but restrictions on access rights and usage have to be a part of the combination.

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