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Trade Secrets: Implementing an Innovation Protection Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​22 March ​2017

15:00 –​ 16:30 ET
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​Produced by: Information Asset Protection and Pre-Employment Screening Council



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The emerging enterprise risk of trade secret and other proprietary information loss, theft and misappropriation is often unrecognized and unmitigated, resulting in a significant gap in asset security programs. If your organization invests in research and development programs, product invention and innovation initiatives, technology-leaping projects and other disruptive breakthroughs to bring your ideas to reality, then you must implement an Innovation Protection Program into your existing security protocols and programs.

The expanding global economy, the interconnectivity of a global supply chain, the migrating and transient nature of intellectual talent across international borders and the accessibility of vast amounts of information and data have radical changed how companies do business in the 21st Century. The amount of technology, information and globalization of the supply chain has leveled the competitive advantages of companies across industry sectors. Companies must now rely on their abilities to invent and innovate faster and better than their competition to provide consumers with the products and services that have pronounced consumer benefits. In short, invention and innovation are now the primary drivers for those organizations aspiring to be market leaders.

With the ever-increasing importance and reliance on invention and innovation to remain competitive, companies should realize that the risk to their “invention and innovation assets” has dramatically increased in the past decade. Organizations are bombarded with internal and external threats that are designed to gain unauthorized and unethical access to trade secrets and other proprietary information to fuel an undercurrent of stolen and misappropriated inventions and innovations in the global economy. Companies must recognize the threats and devise a plan of action to counter the loss, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets and other proprietary information that drive their invention and innovation processes.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify roles that innovation and invention play as assets to an organization’s strategy execution
  • Ascertain the threats facing an organization’s innovations and inventions
  • Conduct a risk gap analysis to determine the vulnerability level of their current risk mitigation and security programs
  • Determine the components of an Innovation Protection Program
  • Articulate the business case for an Innovation Protection Program to internal stakeholders​


Allen L. Phelps, CPP, PCI, CFE, CISA
CEO, Trust Farm, LLC

Allen Phelps is an ASIS Board-certified corporate security professional and CEO of Trust Farm, LLC that is focused on building Innovation Protection Programs for clients. He most recently implemented the trade secret protection program for Merck & Co., a global research-based pharmaceutical company. He also served nearly two decades with CIA in various roles, including as an Operations Officer recruiting scientific and research targets worldwide. Allen has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a Master’s degree in Security and Safety Leadership from The George Washington University, and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Cyber Security Enforcement.

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