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July Newsletter: Trade Secret Theft

July Newsletter: Trade Secret Theft

Globally, disputes around confidential information trade secret theft are increasing. Unfortunately far too many companies pay far too little attention to these unsung, but critical information assets. They are often the most valuable assets a company today owns, but they are off balance sheet, are not on the fixed asset register (by definition) and their impact is not typically captured in the P&L. They are out-of-mind and out-of-sight and that makes them vulnerable.

US$600 Billion and Rising: Confidential Information & Trade Secret Theft

US$600 Billion and Rising: Confidential Information & Trade Secret Theft

It is estimated that intellectual property or intangible asset theft costs the US economy between US$225 and US$600 billion annually.

With so much at stake, it is surprising that many companies are failing to put the right systems and processes in place to protect their trade secrets and confidential information. But the good news is, it is possible to take steps to minimize the theft or leakage of these assets.

Understanding Trade Secrets & Confidential Information

Understanding Trade Secrets & Confidential Information

Today, the theft of trade secrets and confidential information is the number one intangible asset risk companies face. Yet many Boards and management teams have not yet woken up to the significance this threat poses to their own organization or how prevalent this issue is. Find out more about why these assets are important, as well as how to identify and mitigate risk around them.

Preventing the leakage of confidential information

Preventing the leakage of confidential information

The first and most important intangible asset risk is the leakage of critical confidential information. Most companies, unfortunately, leak like a sieve and are constantly losing valuable intangible assets out through customers, suppliers, and employees - but how can you prevent this?