Friday, February 6, 2009
Unsecured economies report
I was glad to be one of the contributors of the "unsecured economies report", sponsored by McAfee. It's certainly a very good report and it's nice to see my name in the same list as Ross Anderson and Gene Spafford.However, McAfee is saying since the Economic Forum in Davos that the losses due to loss of intellectual property, such as trade secrets, to be one $1 trillion or more annually. Just as Peter Lindstrom mentioned, I could not find any data in that report that could lead into that number! Lindstrom did a pretty nice job on showing exactly what 1 trillion means. I'd like to see how they found this number.