When values are calculated for stolen IP and intangible assets, they may be (a.) quite subjective, (b.) merely regurgitated guesstimates, and/or (c.) embedded with inadvertent biases or political agendas and other variables that inevitably influence high or low valuations.
Calculating and assigning a dollar values to cyber – economic espionage is more than mere guesstimates.
Company’s economic consequences to acts of economic espionage.
Calculating the costs of economic espionage to company’s intangible assets.
The real targets of cyber – economic espionage are a company’s intangible (know how) assets.
It should be no surprise that economic and competitive advantage adversaries globally are targeting intangible assets not merely intellectual properties.