Most employeers 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.

Key Features

  • No-nonsense solutions to the most common intellectual property problems facing security managers, computer security professionals, corporate legal counsel, and human resource managers
  • Sample agreements and forms that address specific business needs
  • Coverage of threats ranging from physical security lapses to hackers to social engineering
  • Readership

    PRIMARY MARKET: CSO’s and security consultants, loss prevention directors, computer security managers and staff, physical security experts, corporate counsels, and computer security consultants. SECONDARY MARKET: Investigative law enforcement, human resource professionals, legal professionals (intellectual property lawyers), and students in security and computer security.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword Preface Chapter 1:Elements of a Holistic Program Chapter 2: Trade Secrets and Nondisclosure Agreements Chapter 3: Confidentiality, Rights Transfer, and Noncompetition Agreements for Employees Chapter 4: IT Services—Development, Outsourcing, and Consulting Chapter 5: How to Sell Your Intellectual Property Protection Program Chapter 6: Case Study: The Mysterious Social Engineering Attacks on Entity X Chapter 7: When Insiders and/or Competitors Target a Business’s Intellectual Property Chapter 8: When Piracy, Counterfeiting, and Organized Crime Target a Business’s Intellectual Property Chapter 9: Physical Security: The “Duh” Factor Chapter 10: Protecting Intellectual Property in a Crisis Situation Chapter 11: Top Ten Ways to Shut Down Hackers Appendix 1: Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement Appendix 2: Evaluation Agreement (Pro-Recipient) Appendix 3: Employee Agreement Appendix 4: Software Development Agreement Appendix 5: Software Consulting Agreement (Favors Consultant) Appendix 6: Software Consulting Agreement (Favors Customer) Appendix 7: Web Site Development Agreement Appendix 8: Web Hosting Agreement Appendix 9: U.S. Department of Justice Checklist for Reporting a Theft of Trade Secrets Offense


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