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IP protection: Detecting Email based breaches of confidence

Cooke, N, Lee, G and Kondoz, A (2007) IP protection: Detecting Email based breaches of confidence Proceedings - IAS 2007 3rd Internationl Symposium on Information Assurance and Security. pp. 197-202.


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In this paper we discuss the ease with which email can be used to breach confidence by the propagation of corporate secrets and intelligence, and propose an intelligent filtering system for outgoing emails aimed at preventing disclosures. We report on a number of experiments undertaken with a corpus of over half a million Enron emails and the use of a variety of techniques from the field of Corpus Linguistics for reducing the number of false alarms produced by naïve keyword filtering systems, and discuss the results in detail. We also give due consideration to the danger of missing messages that should have been prevented from propagation. © 2007 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Authors :
Cooke, N
Lee, G
Kondoz, A
Date : 2007
DOI : 10.1109/IAS.2007.24
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:45
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:03

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