Securing Intellectual Property - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750679954, 9780080941417

Securing Intellectual Property

1st Edition

Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Information Assets

Authors: Information Security
Paperback ISBN: 9780750679954
eBook ISBN: 9780080941417
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st December 2008
Page Count: 288
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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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