Securing Intellectual Property: Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Information Assets

  • 5h 24m
  • Information Security
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2009

Most employers are astounded at how easily and quickly their proprietary information can get out of their control. In a large number of cases, theft of trade secrets often involves employees leaving a company to start their own business or work for a direct competitor.

Nearly all books that address the topic of trade secrets have the "spy vs. spy" perspective. The author approaches the topic from a practical business perspective and not simply creating "paranoia" for paranoia's sake. The material for this book comes from the author's extensive work experience as a computer forensics consultant and manager on numerous theft of trade secrets cases.

  • Numerous tables organize information and provide executive summaries for easy reference
  • Provides no-nonsense solutions to the most common problems facing security managers, computer security professionals, corporate legal counsel, and human resource managers
  • Written in a readable tone that cuts through technical jargon

In this Book

  • Elements of a Holistic Program
  • Trade Secrets and Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Confidentiality, Rights Transfer, and Noncompetition Agreements for Employees
  • IT Services—Development, Outsourcing, and Consulting
  • How to Sell Your Intellectual Property Protection Program
  • Case Study—The Mysterious Social Engineering Attacks on Entity X
  • When Insiders and/or Competitors Target a Business's Intellectual Property
  • When Piracy, Counterfeiting, and Organized Crime Target a Business's Intellectual Property
  • Physical Security—The "Duh" Factor
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in a Crisis Situation
  • Top Ten Ways to Shut Down Hackers