Managing Knowledge Security: Strategies for Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Assets

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Managing Knowledge Security is a comprehensive reference guide detailing how to secure both the physical and intangible assets owned by a business. Citing international examples such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Google, Boeing, and Amazon, the author covers all aspects of knowledge protection, from employee retention strategies to physical security. Knowledge managers, security professionals, general managers, information systems managers, and competitive intelligence professionals will find the book of ...

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Overview

Managing Knowledge Security is a comprehensive reference guide detailing how to secure both the physical and intangible assets owned by a business. Citing international examples such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Google, Boeing, and Amazon, the author covers all aspects of knowledge protection, from employee retention strategies to physical security. Knowledge managers, security professionals, general managers, information systems managers, and competitive intelligence professionals will find the book of immediate relevance, as will members of the defense, national security, and government intelligence agencies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749449612
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin C. Desouza is on the faculty of the Information School at the University of Washington and is a Senior Strategic Advisor to the Engaged Enterprise.

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     xvii
About the author     xix
The basics     1
Compromising your intellectual assets     3
Intellectual assets: the bedrock of organizations     6
Knowledge management     9
Competitive intelligence     15
Security management     20
Roadmap of the book     22
The human stain     27
Security breaches     30
Preventive measures     39
Closing thoughts     53
Technology hiccups     55
Security breaches     59
Preventive measures     67
Closing thoughts     74
When friends become liabilities     75
Types of alliance     79
Security breaches     88
Preventive measures     97
Closing thoughts     103
Guarding the fortress     105
Defining the fortress     108
Security breaches     109
Preventive measures     117
Closing thoughts     127
From abnormalities to crises     129
Understanding the beast     132
Preventive measures     154
Closing thoughts     171
Securing your intellectual assets     173
The seven strategic considerations     173
Closing thoughts     187
Notes     189
References     191
Index     195
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