IT Security: Insider Theft of Intellectual Property

IDC - February 3, 2013 - 14 Pages - SKU: IDC4959760

This IDC study explores and analyzes the risks of insider theft of intellectual property. IDC finds that potential losses from insider theft of intellectual property can be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, especially when high-value research, pharmaceutical, or electronics data is involved. Such theft usually involves privileged insiders who are paid to support applications, database servers, and network devices that drive business operations. Each of these individuals has a level of access that warrants the installation of protection measures to prevent the theft of information. With the rise in global interoperability and interdependence, security safeguards against harmful acts ... read the full abstract

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