Protecting Trade Secrets from Cyber and Other Threats

Language: English
Categories: CybersecurityIntellectual PropertyTrade Secrets

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.

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