Thursday, January 29, 2009

Putting A Price On Cyberspying

A study by Purdue researchers paints a picture of a world economy plagued by costly digital espionage.

In the murky world of cyber espionage, the spied-upon are often just as silent as the spies. Even as governments publicize the problem of intellectual property theft by digital intruders, few companies' chief information officers will admit they've been targeted.

But question those CIOs anonymously, and their candid answers begin to sketch the size of the problem: A hemorrhaging breach in research and development secrets that, in the last year, may have added up to roughly $4.6 million in lost or stolen intellectual property per company.


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