Four ways to keep your intellectual property data secure23-05-10
Online data theft is increasing and is expected to continue to increase with the shift to remote working. This shift adds a layer of challenges for companies and teams to properly manage data governance.
Intellectual property is often the most valuable data, whether it is trade secrets or patents, these are key ingredients that constitute the competitive edge, so to lose this to a competitor would be detrimental.
Here are five steps to protect your data.
- Limit the number of copies of your most sensitive intellectual property. If the information is critical, you may want to have it offsite and encrypted!
- Constantly communicate with your team reminding them about what to protect, why it needs protecting, how to protect it, and the potential consequences to the company should this information fall into the wrong hands.
- Don’t hide breaches. Take legal action and prosecute anyone involved in industrial espionage. Otherwise, you’ll be sending the wrong message to would-be thieves.
- Avoid email. The advantages of using a secure and dedicated intellectual property platform are numerous. Having a single portal for your team and suppliers to collaborate means everything is in one place Try out the easy trademarks portal. We take both IP and security very seriously!
Intellectual property is often a company’s most valuable asset, the key here is how to manage store, and share it electronically without making the data vulnerable.
Not only would having a secure platform help with securing your data, it also goes beyond security to having a single pane to view the global IP portfolio and align with your business strategy.