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The security of the organizational knowledge: the organizational perspective
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Security of Knowledge is of extreme importance for any organization. The organizations across the world are facing many problems now a days regarding the security of knowledge due to the fact that the employees and the internal management has less or no knowledge of security issues. This case study has been based on the issue of security of knowledge and the main focus is on providing proper security awareness and training to the Employees in order to enhance Security measures for organizational knowledge. The knowledge and knowledge assets of every organization have different kinds of threats from different perspectives which can include the staff members of the organization (the insider threat) employees who disclose sensitive business matters in public places or job interviews with competing organizations, the loss of sensitive customer data both intentionally and unintentionally, intellectual property theft by business partners, and the loss of mission-critical data during crises. Some of the threats include fire, unauthorized access, or natural disasters, the failure to secure the premises of organization and its physical properties etc. The aim of this research was to explore how different organizations consider the security threats against organizational knowledge in order to improve the security measures by different techniques. We focussed mainly on the importance of Security awareness and training programs for the organizational staff in order to improve the level of security. The organizations contacted for the case study were agreed on the issue that complete enforcement of a fully worked out security policy can make the operations of the organization smooth but still there are many threats and risks associated to the organizational knowledge which cannot be reduced until the employees who are the main participants in the actual business of the organization are provided with Security Awareness and training programs on regular basis. The organization can suffer greatly due to the ineligibility of staff members to handle the organizational knowledge properly due to lack of proper training and awareness.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, organizational knowledge security, strategic planning
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49197ISRN: LTU-DUPP--08/106--SELocal ID: 6914a7eb-c5f7-486d-bbfe-22d4eb7dcf8bOAI: diva2:1022543
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Systems Sciences, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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