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Security and Privacy:
Business Dilemma or Opportunity?

Alumni Panel
October 4, 2003 - Tuck School

Certainly the events of the last two years have raised everyone's concerns about security and privacy. From viruses and identity fraud to terrorism and crime, consumers and businesses have been pummeled with new worries. On the other hand, interactive technologies have made it increasing possible for firms to deliver personalized products and services that consumers love, and increase shipping security through logistics visibility.

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As part of Tuck's Alumni Reunion, the Center for Digital Strategies and a select group of alumni got together to offer other alumni a panel on security and privacy. The panel examined certain issues surrounding security and privacy, addressing such questions as:
  • How should firms address consumers' security and privacy concerns?
  • What is the role of government and public advocacy groups?
  • Who should invest in better information security?
  • Can an investment in security simultaneously be an investment in efficiency?
M. Eric Johnson, center director, made a brief presentation to the gathered alumni and students on the work of the center and its tie to this topic, and then turned the floor over to Adam Golodner, Associate Director for Policy at Dartmouth's Institute for Security Technology Studies, who set the stage for the panel by sharing his view on the topic of cybersecurity. Golodner emphasized the vulnerabilities in the current system and the requirement to assess the need for government involvement, at the same time stressing the fact that in our society there is a premium placed on not regulating the internet. He pointed out that there are generally three choices in response to most policy issues: private responses, public responses and the combination thereof, and that we all bear some responsibility in shaping the debate on the right path to take. [view Golodner's introductory slides]

Professor Eric Johnson then kicked off a dynamic panel discussion. The panelists were:

    William Brown (T'78), Project manager for Exercise and Scenario Development, Institute for Security Technology Studies (Dartmouth)
    Kristiana Helmick (T'98), Consumer Marketing Director, Real Simple Magazine
    Blair LaCorte (T'90), Executive Vice President, Savi Technologies
    Bill Pond (T'98), Manager of Site Operations, LL Bean
    Charles White (T'68), Visiting Professor of Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Each offered a unique view on the subject, together forming an interesting panel. The panel content is summarized in the panel overview. The panel concluded with a Q&A session with the alumni and student audience.

The Center for Digital Strategies' Information Security Project
"IT Security in the Extended Enterprise," M. Eric Johnson, Financial Times
"Information Security and Privacy: At Odds with Speed and Collaboration?" - a Thought Leadership Summit on Digital Strategies
Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth