/Mentioning trade secrets in a 10-K heightens cyberattack risk

Mentioning trade secrets in a 10-K heightens cyberattack risk

Mentioning trade secrets in a 10-K heightens cyberattack risk

2019-01-14T13:03:26+00:00 July 16, 2018|

An Iowa State University Ivy College of Business accounting faculty’s research was highlighted in Accounting Today, the leading information resource for public accountants.  Feng Guo was co-author of a paper discussing financial reporting and cyberattack risks:

Companies that refer to trade secrets in their Form 10-K annual reports are at greater risk of cyberattacks from criminals who are intent on uncovering them, according to a team of accounting researchers.

The research, by Michael Ettredge and Yijun Li of the University of Kansas and Feng Guo of Iowa State University, is expected to be presented at the forthcoming annual meeting of the American Accounting Association next month.

 

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