FBI, This Week: Trade Secret Theft Protection and Prevention Safeguards
January 31, 2019
The FBI encourages U.S. companies to put safeguards in place to help protect systems and prevent the theft of trade secrets and intellectual property.
Mollie Halpern: The FBI encourages U.S. companies to put safeguards in place to help protect systems and prevent the theft of trade secrets and intellectual property.
The theft of proprietary information can endanger U.S. national security and cripple commerce, resulting in billions of dollars in losses.
Unit Chief Steven Shapiro says companies should implement a robust IT infrastructure and …
Steven Shapiro: … develop physical restrictions such as issuing ID badges and maintaining security logs or escorting visitors, make sure employees sign nondisclosure agreements, conducting exit interviews that underscore confidentiality and the return of company devices.
Halpern: The FBI recently announced an indictment alleging Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei conspired to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile, among other charges.
FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Christopher Wray: Huawei relied on dishonest business practices that contradict the very economic principles that have allowed American companies and the United States to thrive.
Halpern: Learn more about how to protect yourself from trade secret theft at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center at iprcenter.gov.
With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.