Precise information about insider theft of information assets is often blurred or incomplete because (a.) evidence is largely anecdotal and company/situation specific, (b.) victim companies are frequently predisposed to assume the culprit is a foreign national or economic-defense adversary, and/or (c.) instructive evidentiary-investigatory elements of the incident become classified or are considered ‘reputationally’ proprietary by the victim company.
Safeguarding Intangible Assets & IP
Continuing to rely on snap-shot-in-time honesty-integrity types of pre-employment screening assessments that are oriented more toward projecting an employees’ proclivity for stealing tangible-physical assets, i.e., desk staplers rather than ulta valuable intangible assets is unacceptable.
Sometimes, when we prick the sometimes very thin social-psychological veener of people we work with we may find inherently dishonest and unethical individuals, possessing mis-guided, or little, if any sense of integrity or loyalty with respect to protecting proprietary information, trade secrets, and IP.
Mitigate risks to intangible assets in early stage companies.