Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century

Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century

by Christopher Burgess, Richard Power
     
 

The threats of economic espionage and intellectual property (IP) theft are global, stealthy, insidious, and increasingly common. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, IP theft is estimated to top $250 billion annually and also costs the United States approximately 750,000 jobs. The International Chamber of Commerce puts the global fiscal loss at more than $600

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Overview

The threats of economic espionage and intellectual property (IP) theft are global, stealthy, insidious, and increasingly common. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, IP theft is estimated to top $250 billion annually and also costs the United States approximately 750,000 jobs. The International Chamber of Commerce puts the global fiscal loss at more than $600 billion a year.

Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost offers both a fascinating journey into the underside of the Information Age, geopolitics, and global economy, shedding new light on corporate hacking, industrial espionage, counterfeiting and piracy, organized crime and related problems, and a comprehensive guide to developing a world-class defense against these threats. You will learn what you need to know about this dynamic global phenomenon (how it happens, what it costs, how to build an effective program to mitigate risk and how corporate culture determines your success), as well as how to deliver the message to the boardroom and the workforce as a whole. This book serves as an invaluable reservoir of ideas and energy to draw on as you develop a winning security strategy to overcome this formidable challenge.

• It’s Not “Someone Else’s” Problem: Your Enterprise is at Risk
Identify the dangers associated with intellectual property theft and economic espionage
• The Threat Comes from Many Sources
Describes the types of attackers, threat vectors, and modes of attack
• The Threat is Real
Explore case studies of real-world incidents in stark relief
• How to Defend Your Enterprise
Identify all aspects of a comprehensive program to tackle such threats and risks
• How to Deliver the Message: Awareness and Education
Adaptable content (awareness and education materials, policy language, briefing material, presentations, and assessment tools) that you can incorporate into your security program now

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597492553
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/19/2008
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Power is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of Security, Intelligence and Risk. An independent consultant, he provides guidance in the areas of personnel security, cyber security, crisis management, terrorism, cyber crime and economic espionage to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies globally. Previously, he served as the Director of Security Management and Security Intelligence for the Global Security Office of Deloitte Touch Tomatsu from 2002-2005. Prior to that, he was Editorial Director of the Computer Security Institute. He authors a monthly column on information security issues for Computer Fraud and Security Journal, as well as a monthly column on for the Research and Technology Protection section of the FBI’s Infragard program. He is the author of Tangled Web: Tales of Digital Crime from the Shadows of Cyberspace (Macmillan/QUE 2000).

Table of Contents

Your Enterprise At Risk; The Tale of the Targeted Trojan; When Insiders and/or Competitors Target Business; Intellectual Property; When State Entities Target Business? Intellectual Property; When Piracy, Counterfeiting and Organized Crime Target Business; Intellectual Property; Virtual Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Economic Espionage; Elements of a Holistic Program; Case Study: Cisco's Award-Winning Awareness Program; Case Study of A Bold, New Approach in Awareness and Education Meets An Ignoble Fate; Case Study—The Mysterious Social Engineering Attacks on Entity X; Personnel Security; Physical Security-The "Duh" Factor; Information Security; The Intelligent Approach; Protecting Intellectual Property in Crisis Situation; How to Sell Your Intellectual Property Protection Program; Appendices

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