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International Anticounterfeiting Agreement Proposed

- U.S. Trade Representative says counterfeiting is a threat to the world economy.

Where Copyright Meets the Internet

- Copyright infringement on the Internet, planning for floods, space security, and stale-dated check fraud.(

Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods

- Lots of people have fake Rolex watches, Coach bags, or movies on DVD. Though some people justify these as “innocent” copies that democratize purchasing power, manufacturers see them as a significant funding source for organized crime, which is destroying the hard work of the world’s watch, designer bag, film, and other industries. But is this trade in counterfeit goods really deadly, as the author of Knockoff claims?

Are Companies Valuing Intellectual Assets?

- Under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), public companies must disclose to the Securities and Exchange Commission matters that may materially affect financial performance.

Numbers

- 85 The percentage of organizations reporting that they have experienced a data breach event, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute.

Sizing Up Enterprise Rights Management

- After an incident several years ago in which a manager sold some of the company’s intellectual property to a competitor, the executive search firm Sterling-Hoffman did some brainstorming on ways to fortify its data protection. The company, based in Mountain View, California, decided to go with a software solution that would secure the data no matter the format or storage location.

Data Disaster?

- One-third of IT professionals believe that a major data breach could put their company out of business.

International

- A survey of 300 office workers and IT professionals by Infosecurity Europe found that 64 percent were prepared to give away their passwords in exchange for a smile and a chocolate bar; 29 percent of those surveyed admitted knowing a coworker's password.

IT Security

- How protected from data leakage is your business? A survey of IT decision makers and found 60 percent of companies lost confidential data in the last year. 33 percent believe it could put them out of business.

A New Perspective on Protecting Personal Data

- While the ability to access databases from anywhere via the Internet enhances everyone’s efficiency, it also raises the risk that personal and proprietary information will fall into the wrong hands.

Painful Disclosures

- The average stock prices of six companies that had disclosed an information security breach between February 2005 and June 2006 fell by five percent within a month of the disclosure and remained as much as 8.5 percent below predisclosure levels for nearly a year.

Computer Security

- Numerous states have created laws that require companies to notify consumers in the event of an electronic security breach. The laws include exceptions when the notification would be extremely costly, though the figures differ by state.

Data Security Toolkit

- Credit card data are often improperly stored in a merchant’s database, leading to data breaches. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has joined with Visa in developing a Security Toolkit designed to help programmers understand and counter the most common vulnerabilities to data breaches.
 




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