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Is Your Intellectual Property Safe?

By November 9, 2012June 28th, 2021Cybersecurity

Intellectual property is one of the hardest things to guard, especially in a world where a person can save a piece and host it on their own server and never be discovered. In America alone, there is over $5.8 trillion worth of it, and millions of dollars of intellectual property are stolen every day. This means that if you own your own business it’s important to protect it the best you can. Here are a few ways to do so.

Check for Thieves Often

Checking to see if anyone has stolen your stuff once every two years isn’t going to go very far in making sure your property is secure. Have a few of your valued team members monitor your data online every day, and have them report any issues immediately to you or their superior so you can fix the issue immediately. This way, you can stop issues before they even really have a chance to start.

Involve Everyone

Don’t just have a select few people in on the protection of your IP. Make sure everyone that works for you is up-to-date and in the loop. Schedule regular meetings to talk to everyone about the importance of confidentiality, and include a blip or two about it every time you send out a newsletter or hold a special event. If everyone’s updated, the chances of you discovering a thief are much higher.

Always Keep a Lookout

Just because nothing has happened for a few months doesn’t mean that you should let your guard down. More people access information on the web daily than ever before, which means more opportunities for people to steal your property. It takes more than paperwork and legal processes. Be proactive and educate yourself and your team.

Jason Manteiga

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.

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