Chapter 10. Protecting Intellectual Property in a Crisis Situation

Introduction

Business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management are vital aspects of your enterprise's overall security program. The primary concerns are, of course, the safety of your people and the rapid resumption of your operations either in the same locale or elsewhere.

But in regard to intellectual property and trade secret theft, another dimension often receives insufficient attention: protection of your data while in the midst of a crisis.

Your IT professionals should have an inventory of all your enterprise's information assets in any given area at any given time.

They should also have a replication of all those assets in a geographically separated area ...

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