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JHL Biotech's theft of Genentech data holds lessons for infosec

Genentech employees stole the company's data on behalf of JHL Biotech for years. What could they have done to spot the theft sooner?

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New insider threat: Bad business decisions that put IP at risk

The U.S. FTC forced Weight Watchers to destroy algorithms after it violated privacy laws, giving CISOs another worry over protecting intellectual property.

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Motorola case shows importance of detecting insider IP theft quickly

Departing Motorola employees took thousands of documents with them in 2008 when they were hired by a competitor, but it wasn't discovered until 2017.

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NCSC warns industry, academia of foreign threats to their intellectual property

Russia and China continue to engage in IP theft to bolster their defense technology and economic standing, respectively. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center urges action.

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Proofpoint lawsuits underscore risk of employee offboarding

Nearly every employee leaving a company takes data or intellectual property, but few companies adequately screen and monitor for it. Recent court cases underscore the risk.

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China theft of US agriculture sector trade secrets prompts government guidance

China and other countries have used insiders to steal intellectual property from agricultural research. The government has responded with guidance for identifying insider threats.

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Intellectual property protection: 10 tips to keep IP safe

Your company's intellectual property, whether that's patents, trade secrets or just employee know-how, may be more valuable than its physical assets. This primer covers everything from establishing basic policies and procedures for IP...

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Previously undocumented backdoor targets Microsoft’s Equation Editor

RoyalRoad backdoor delivered via spear phishing was identified in an attack on a Russian-based defense contractor.

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How to protect algorithms as intellectual property

Algorithms can now be considered trade secrets or even patent-worthy. Prevent them from being stolen by taking these security steps.

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Protecting high-value research data from nation-state attackers

Recent nation-state campaigns to steal COVID-related research data underscores the threat to all research organizations. The best defense starts with knowing the enemy.

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

This in-demand role calls for a rare combination of superior communication skills and security chops. Learn how one information assurance analyst landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his...

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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How to write an information security policy

Learn the critical first step, why consensus is key, what to cover and how make your information security policy — and program — effective.

Red team versus blue team: How to run an effective simulation

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense. Learn how in our step-by-step guide to war gaming your security infrastructure — from involving the right people to weighing a hypothetical vs. live event.

How to survive (and thrive) in the CISO hot seat

The CISO role is more varied and more pressure-filled than ever. CSO Online looks at how you can be successful in a post where security incidents and management feuds can cost you your job.

Special report: platforms play big in the cloud

This latest report in our C-Suite 360 series takes a full-spectrum look at the opportunities and risks in cloud computing, offering up the expert information your organization needs to set its cloud strategy.

Research report: IT security's looming tipping point

Even as security draws board-level attention, many IT professionals give their organizations’ infosec practices low marks. This special report from CIO, CSO and Computerworld reveals how to tip the balance in the right direction.

The CSO identity management survival guide

This guide will help you communicate through the challenges of identity management, learn from success stories and discover the most valuable features of today's identity management tools.

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