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Information risk in the Wikileaks era

Michael Versace | March 2, 2011
The recent revelations about Wikileaks and its release of 250,000 confidential State Department diplomatic cables shines a new light on the challenges faced by the financial services industry in controlling information risks.


In the era of Wikileaks, it's clear that poor information management practices in the public and private sectors presents a significant global risk to organizations, particularly in those industries that get alot of attention - financial services, government, health. It really is only a matter of time before the next corpus of sensitive information is put into the market unexpectedly. In financial services, it's a "back to basics" issue for the CIO, CRO, and information/records managers. It's time to do the homework to understand the value of information management programs built on tried-and-true principles and leading technologies, and to use these principles as the discipline for effective information risk management (IRM).

 

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