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Most employers are astounded at how easily and quickly 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. Security has always been a major concern to businesses that have proprietary information, but as the instances of intellectual property theft rise from year to year, it is essential for businesses to stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the field. An effective security program is the surest way to protect a business from intellectual property theft, and the contents of this book will help security managers understand and address the dangers that face them. This text outlines threats to trade secrets that are commonly overlooked by security professionals and shows specific, concrete steps to minimize these threats.
Threats addressed in the book includes portable and covert storage devices, daily activities that seem harmless but can lead to loss of proprietary information, wireless networks, and deleted and residual data that can easily be recovered. Also included are numerous tables that organize information and provide executive summaries for easy reference.