Intellectual Property is often one of a company’s most valuable assets, yet is often quite poorly secured.
ContinuityFocus has extensive expertise in both proactively protecting Intellectual Property as well as forensically identifying cases when it has likely been stolen.
Intellectual Property Protection requires a multi-dimensional approach to establish both sufficient internal controls to achieve a sense of individual accountability, as well as a corporate culture that recognizes the value of IP to the company’s strategic position.
Intellectual Property Protection is as much about people as it is about process and technology, as user behavior can often circumvent many technology-centric IP protection solutions.
It’s not about products or tools. Most product vendors will claim to offer a security “silver bullet,” but effective approaches are not just about technology. This discipline is based on identifying information of competitive value and keeping it from proliferating either intentionally or accidentally.
Success comes from understanding and consistently applying a diligent risk management approach to the salient vectors of IP loss.
We will help you frame the security discussion within your organization and ask the right questions to first understand and then improve your IP security posture.
We encourage you to contact us for a copy of our 10 minute IP Protection checklist to begin your internal review of how well you’re protecting your Intellectual Property.