Managing Knowledge Security : Strategies for Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Assets

Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2007-08-01
Publisher(s): Kogan Page Ltd
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"Managing Knowledge Security" is a comprehensive reference detailing how to secure both the physical and intangible assets owned by a business. Citing international examples such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Google, Boeing and Amazon, the author covers all aspects of knowledge protection from employee retention strategies, to physical security and how to deal with crises. This book stresses the importance of taking measures to retain key assets and to avoid data and knowledge falling into the hands of competitors. It also offers practical strategies based on the author's experience of working in the field. The concluding chapter summarizes the lessons learned.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
About the authorp. xix
The basicsp. 1
Compromising your intellectual assetsp. 3
Intellectual assets: the bedrock of organizationsp. 6
Knowledge managementp. 9
Competitive intelligencep. 15
Security managementp. 20
Roadmap of the bookp. 22
The human stainp. 27
Security breachesp. 30
Preventive measuresp. 39
Closing thoughtsp. 53
Technology hiccupsp. 55
Security breachesp. 59
Preventive measuresp. 67
Closing thoughtsp. 74
When friends become liabilitiesp. 75
Types of alliancep. 79
Security breachesp. 88
Preventive measuresp. 97
Closing thoughtsp. 103
Guarding the fortressp. 105
Defining the fortressp. 108
Security breachesp. 109
Preventive measuresp. 117
Closing thoughtsp. 127
From abnormalities to crisesp. 129
Understanding the beastp. 132
Preventive measuresp. 154
Closing thoughtsp. 171
Securing your intellectual assetsp. 173
The seven strategic considerationsp. 173
Closing thoughtsp. 187
Notesp. 189
Referencesp. 191
Indexp. 195
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Chapter 1. Intellectual Assets: The Bedrock of Organizations; Knowledge Management; Competitive Intelligence; Security Management; Roadmap of the Book. Chapter 2. The Human Stain: Security Breaches; Preventive Measures; Closing Thoughts. Chapter 3. Technology Hiccups: Security Breaches; Preventive Measures; Closing Thoughts. Chapter 4. When Friends Become Liabilities: Types of Alliances; Security Breaches; Preventive Measures; Closing Thoughts. Chapter 5. Guarding the Fortress: Defining the Fortress; Security Breaches; Preventive Measures; Closing Thoughts. Chapter 6. Abnormalities to Crises: Understanding the Beast; Preventive Measures; Closing Thoughts. Chapter 7. The Seven Strategic Considerations; Closing Thoughts.

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