Review of Managing Knowledge Security (Kogan Page, 2006) in the International Journal of Information Management

Stuart J. Fitz-Gerald (Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK) has written a wonderful review of my latest book, Managing Knowledge Security (London, UK: Kogan Page, 2006) in the August 2008 issue of the International Journal of Information Management. Here are a few extracts from the review:

“When I first picked-up the book I thought I would be reading another text which carefully goes through the different technologies which have been developed to be embedded in the organisation’s information system infrastructure and how they can be marshaled to, as far as possible, eliminate unwanted intrusion by a variety of computer-based attacks. Instead I was rewarded by a tour through the author’s personal experiences gained through his involvement inter alia with competitive intelligence.”

“This type of book is difficult to write because there is always the danger of falling between two stools: failing to produce something which is academically respectable, while at the same time not appealing to the CEOs and CIOSs of the organizations whom you are trying to inform. To a large extent the author manages to steer his path pretty well.”

“My overall feeling is that the book is successful in what it sets out to achieve, that is in alerting organisations to the dangers of neglecting the protection of their intellectual assets. There are numerous examples drawn from the author’s own experience to illustrate the points made and these in general work rather well."

“The text is certainly controversial and should be seriously considered by CEOs and CIOs in organisations. It will also be useful background reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing a course in knowledge management or security. In fact anyone who is concerned with the protection of, the access to and the use of the organisation’s intellectual assets will benefit from reading the book. It is certainly written in an accessible style and is as entertaining as such a volume can be. The picture painted by Desouza is bleak but not irretrievable.”

To read the full review, please click here [LINK]

SOURCE: Stuart J. Fitz-Gerald, “K.C. Desouza, Managing Knowledge Security: Strategies for Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Assets, Kogan Page (2007) ISBN 978-0-7494-4961-2 200pp. £32.50,” International Journal of Information Management, Volume 28, Issue 4, August 2008, Page 342

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