This is the fifth in a series of columns on information security. Prior articles dealt with simple steps to keep your data safe, especially while traveling, and with information security with respect to different forms of technology. This article will help to highlight the growing concern regarding keeping your company’s intellectual properties safe given the rising tide of trade secret theft.
The recent admission by RSA that their SecureID product had been breached and the disclosure of attempted espionage at a major U.S. defense contractor both highlight the growing trend of cyber espionage and the resulting need for companies to keep their data safe. Just like other areas of the company responsible for information security, in-house counsel should be at the forefront of this effort.