Why ignoring arrogance at work hurts corporate security

Thursday, 18 January 2007, 12:03 AM EST

In all organizations, the greatest security problems occur when questionable behavior is ignored or when people are allowed to behave arrogantly. At Hewlett-Packard Co., the recent boardroom leaks scandal resulted from management running amok at all levels. First, there was the board member who was leaking information, despite signing confidentiality agreements. Then there were several other HP corporate executives who conducted a wide variety of activities that were egregiously unethical, if not blatantly criminal. Ironically, those involved in these unethical activities included HP's chief ethics officer, who faces charges of fraud, wrongful use of computer data and conspiracy.

At Computerworld.

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