Information Warfare: November 13, 2000


Kroll Associates, a corporate security firm, recently ran checks on 70 executives and board members of Internet companies. It round 39% of them had previously been found guilty of fraud, or had hidden recent bankruptcies from required disclosures, or had violated SEC rules, or were linked to organized crime groups. In any other business, Kroll would have expected to have about 10%. The report indicates that dot-coms move too fast and have too little scrutiny to avoid such people, and that such people are always seeking "opportunities".--Stephen V Cole


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