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Keyed Up

The SEC could force companies to take security more seriously.

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This story appears in the February 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

How safe is your company from hackers and all the other perilsof an ever more tightly connected online world? The SEC is mullingover a proposal to require public firms to outline what they'redoing to minimize these risks.

Among those discussing such disclosures with the SEC is theDepartment of Homeland Security. "What are you doing aboutyour security-physical and cyber?" asks Secretary of HomelandSecurity Tom Ridge. "Tell your shareholders; tell youremployees; tell the communities within which you operate."

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