This is the second column in a two-part series addressing the impact of WikiLeaks on corporations. The first column discussed how "WikiLeaking" may represent a new type of information security risk and public relations threat. This column addresses how organizations can protect themselves.
Companies and other organizations need not be defenseless against WikiLeaking. Protecting against leaking is actually a records management problem of gaining control of your information before others do. There are proactive steps that can both minimize the risk of a leak or, if there is a leak, reduce the volume of documents published.