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Cyber attacks a threat to intellectual property

Symantec head warns that IP theft is the primary danger of cyber warfare

The chief executive of Symantec, Steve Bennett, ought to know a thing or two about cyber warfare. After all, Symantec is on of the leading software security service providers in the world. So when Bennett explains that the threat of intellectual property theft is greater than malicious cyber attacks, businesses should take note. 

“What I’m most concerned about for the world is the economic threat if intellectual property is transferred from IP creators to countries with lower costs,” Bennett told The Financial Times. “It will have a big negative impact on global economic growth.”

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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