By Michael A. Gehret, Ed Roberson & Thomas Shields
This is the first in a two-part series about protection of trade secrets.
Beneath Your Roof
When you go to sleep at night, do you make sure that your garage door is closed and that all the doors are locked? Our guess is that the answer is most likely yes, and the reason is probably that you want to protect yourself, your family and your valuables from intruders. Companies close the proverbial garage and lock the proverbial doors when they implement firewalls and other protections meant to guard their data and the data of their customers from outside intruders such as hackers.
That is all fine and dandy to guard against outside threats, but what about that wayward teen living beneath your own roof, stealing a $20 bill from your wallet or waiting for you to fall asleep so he or she can take the vintage Corvette for a joyride?