Security and Collaboration

In recent days there has been a revelation on U.S. foreign policy by a private who disclosed "Secret" U.S. government information through the WikiLeaks site.  Elliot Masie (Learning Trends) wrote a special note( #647) about "WikiLeaks Has Potential Chilling Effect on Corporate Collaboration Support."  I would like to respond to that article and the current situation, by getting on my soapbox, and stating my opinion about corporate collaboration.

As I have said before: "nothing is secure, what ever man can lock-up, some one can get to it, the best you can do is to make it difficult, time consuming and expensive to get at, and that people will always be the weakest link in any security chain." Given this maxim has been true for many years, I don’t see it effecting corporate collaboration policies, but there is now greater tension between the urge to be transparent, and the urge to be opaque. There are some things that should be secret, but 99% of the other stuff, it is better to be transparent about.

Read More>>  http://www.collaborate.com/blog/2010/11/30/security-and-collaboration In recent days there has been a revelation on U.S. foreign policy by a private who disclosed "Secret" U.S. government information through the WikiLeaks site.  Elliot Masie (Learning Trends) wrote a special note( #647) about "WikiLeaks Has Potential Chilling Effect on Corporate Collaboration Support."  I would like to respond to that article and the current situation, by getting on my soapbox, and stating my opinion about corporate collaboration.

As I have said before: "nothing is secure, what ever man can lock-up, some one can get to it, the best you can do is to make it difficult, time consuming and expensive to get at, and that people will always be the weakest link in any security chain." Given this maxim has been true for many years, I don’t see it effecting corporate collaboration policies, but there is now greater tension between the urge to be transparent, and the urge to be opaque. There are some things that should be secret, but 99% of the other stuff, it is better to be transparent about.

Read More>>  http://www.collaborate.com/blog/2010/11/30/security-and-collaboration

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