Pretexting at Hewlett-Packard Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Pretexting at Hewlett-Packard
A short analysis of the pretexting scandal involving Patricia Dunn, former chairman of the board at Hewlett Packard.
# 109783 | 781 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 07, 2008 in Business (Law) , Business (Companies)

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This paper describes the circumstances of the scandal that arose around Patricia Dunn, chairman at Hewlett-Packard, when she had to investigate why secrets regarding corporate strategy began appearing in the press. The author explains that when evidence pointed to board member Jay Keyworth as the source of many of the leaks to the press, his friend and fellow board member Tom Perkins took offense at Dunn and launched a campaign to discredit her. The author concludes that it seems that the charges brought against Dunn are largely the result of Perkins's discrediting campaign against her.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • CBS News. "Patricia Dunn: I Am Innocent." Palo Alto, CA, Oct. 8. 2006. Retrieved November 28, 2007 from
  • Kirkpatrick, David. "The Peculiar Logic of Patricia Dunn." September 15, 2006. Retrieved November 28, 2007 from

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