Chief Security Officers need to know the difference between information security and information asset protection.
All trade secrets start life as intangible assets, i.e., ideas and intellectual capital!
Most companies with even a modicum of understanding about the vulnerability and risks open source – social media conversations pose, endeavor to mitigate such risks and sustain the proprietary nature – trade secret status of designated information assets through non-disclosure and/or confidentiality agreements.
Trade secrets are intangible assets, here are key questions management teams, c-suites, and boards should ask however.
If you are an entrepreneur, part of a tech company management team, board member, or part of the technology investment community, this post is one of those ‘must reads’.
Strict reliance on patents (standing alone) as constituting a company’s primary means/strategy to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace may, in reality, do quite the opposite.