Regardless of the business you’re in, your company probably generates a lot of intellectual property. Some think of IP as pertaining only to artistic works – stories, paintings and photos, music – or maybe software. But IP consists of all that and much more. Your trade secrets, product plans, customer lists, internal business information and such are also valuable assets that comprise IP. According to one study, trade secrets and internal business information were the most frequently targeted by intellectual property thieves, and the network was the primary vehicle for getting the data out of the organization. This article provides more details and some tips on how to prevent your organization from becoming a victim of IP theft.
About The Author
Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.