Hypercompetition puts business in a Darwinian situation, where weakness can be fatal. It has to combine cooperation, openness and safeguarding strategic information. Security is not a brake but quite the contrary, an essential condition for commercial development. Any player on the business scene who is incapable of reconciling these imperatives is doomed to extinction. Once this diagnosis has been accepted, it can only yield positive results if it has the support of the head of the company, the key to success of any security initiative in an organisation. Convincing leaders that performance is dependent on them is the prime factor in designing security measures.