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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 614201, 4 pages
Research Article

The Strategic Measures for the Industrial Security of Small and Medium Business

Department of Police Administration (Criminal Justice), Hannam University, Daejeon 306-791, Republic of Korea

Received 28 March 2014; Accepted 8 April 2014; Published 11 May 2014

Academic Editor: Hangbae Chang

Copyright © 2014 Chang-Moo Lee. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The competitiveness of companies increasingly depends upon whether they possess the cutting-edge or core technology. The technology should be protected from industrial espionage or leakage. A special attention needs to be given to SMB (small and medium business), furthermore, because SMB occupies most of the companies but has serious problems in terms of industrial security. The technology leakages of SMB would account for more than 2/3 of total leakages during last five years. The purpose of this study is, therefore, to analyze the problems of SMB in terms of industrial security and suggest the strategic solutions for SMB in South Korea. The low security awareness and financial difficulties, however, make it difficult for SMB to build the effective security management system which would protect the company from industrial espionage and leakage of its technology. The growing dependence of SMB on network such as internet, in addition, puts the SMB at risk of leaking its technology through hacking or similar ways. It requires new measures to confront and control such a risk. Online security control services and technology deposit system are suggested for such measures.