The loss of trade secrets – ranging from proprietary formulas to confidential information to production methodologies – can have a devastating impact on a company. This whitepaper: “Protecting Trade Secrets from Cyber and Other Threats: A 2018 edition of the CREATe Whitepaper – “Reasonable Steps” to Protect Trade Secrets” offers practical steps for companies concerned about this issue. It includes:
The types of protections that companies have implemented – and examples of ways that trade secret protection programs have failed;
Analysis of the types of “reasonable steps” that court cases have examined in determining whether to give trade secret protection to particular material;
Actions companies should take to address cyber threats to confidential information;
Checklists and examples of practical steps that companies can take to put protections in place in the eight categories that CREATe recommends for an effective trade secret protection program.