While investment in IT is important and can help prevent the remote theft of corporate secrets, it does very little to deter, detect and prevent the most prevalent source of theft: someone within your own corporate ecosystem.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Tailored Solutions & Consulting (TSC), an innovator in enterprise security intelligence specializing in intellectual asset and trade secret protection, has announced that TSC’s Director of Security Intelligence addressed an audience of legal experts, business leaders, and other stakeholders at the Intellectual Property Owners Association annual meeting in downtown Boston, MA on 17 September 2013.
During a panel presentation with in-house counsel and experienced practitioners from Ford Global Technologies LLC and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, TSC’s director offered the audience practical advice for preventing and addressing trade secret theft in an age of growing threats to corporate value.
“The decision of whether to protect innovation via patent, trade secret or otherwise is almost entirely separate from that of effective security. An adversary doesn't care about what legal category their desired target information falls under, only if they can get access to it,” said Mark Lopes, TSC’s Director of Security Intelligence.
“Paranoia is part of good business practice as long as it does not impede efficiency,” he continued. “You should assume someone wants your company's most sensitive information simply because of its current or potential future economic value. To assume everyone will respect ownership rights is not only naïve, it could also mean corporate suicide.”
Distinguishing between TSC and other security firms who only apply software solutions to enterprise security challenges, Lopes reminded the audience that most threats actually originate from human beings within organizations and not from distant hackers.
"We continue to see a vast amount of security resources being poured into purely IT and cyber solutions while the vast majority of data shows that most intellectual property and trade secrets are compromised via insider threats," he said. "While investment in IT and cyber is important and can help prevent the remote theft of corporate secrets, it does very little to deter, detect and prevent the more prevalent source of theft: someone within your own corporate ecosystem. This is what we focus on at TSC."
TSC, an innovator in enterprise security intelligence, specializes in the protection of intellectual assets and trade secrets. Employing a holistic approach, TSC identifies and protects organizations’ critical and valuable intellectual assets against insider threats, supply chain risks, cyber security vulnerabilities, mobility, and physical security risks. Using its patented Threat Vector Manager ™, TSC leverages its unique analytical and investigative methodologies, diverse language skills, and global experience from work in the public and private sectors to provide customized solutions to members of the Fortune 500, innovative start-ups, and the public sector. For more information, visit http://www.tscadvantage.com.