Monday, February 27, 2012
If your value depends on secrecy and someone exposes you to the world, what then? This is the challenge that a global security analysis firm is facing. Called Strator, the company is brazening through the leak of an estimated five million emails from its employees. What else can it do? It may be too soon to know if the future of the firm has been compromised by such a massive security breach. It is safe to say that something went wrong in the firm's protective shield, and it has much to explain to clients. The public relations headache is huge and ongoing for it will take weeks, if not months, for people to wade through the e-mails and find embarrassing nuggets. Each new disclosure will be another fire for the firm to put out.