Protect Intellectual Property
Cyber Security Operations Consulting helps your organization too implement best practices to protect your trade secrets from both internal and external threats, by providing Comprehensive Security Solutions.
We work closely with your staff to design a system of readily understood, integrated, and adaptable activities that produce ongoing, consistent results.
It is not uncommon today to find that individuals involved in compromising a company’s intellectual property (IP) are a combination of current or former employees, competitors, trusted customers, distributors, or vendors. For this reason, the security equation must encompass issues of management structure, operational security, and cyber security.
Protecting your intellectual property requires the creation of an IP protection system — a set of readily understood, integrated, adaptable activities that produce ongoing, consistent results.
Based on our work with clients in diverse industries, we have created a time-tested, field-proven process for effective IP protection systems.
Steps to securing intellectual property necessitate:
- management structure to ensure your IP security plan supports continued oversight of any protection measures that are implemented;
- operational security, from procedures for handling information to reviewing existing hiring and departure policies for employees, as well as background screening on vendors and third parties; and
- cyber security to prevent network intrusion, ensure mobile device security and remote access security, and more.
Protect early. Protect creatively. Protect carefully. As soon as you start taking steps to implement a business or product idea, such as incorporating, obtaining state or federal licenses, or securing production of a product, you should identify which aspects of your business and products are protectable by trademark, copyright, patent, or trade secret. Each of these types of intellectual property requires different procedures to protect them from unfair competition and copycats, which is why it is important to consult a professional. You or your attorney will need to research whether anyone else already has exclusive rights to the brand names or products you want to develop.