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.
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.
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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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2009
- 1st December 2008
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