Managing the Global Risk of Economic Espionage





From the Publisher:

From computer chips to potato chips, record labels to sticky labels, optical lasers to personal razors, intellectual property is widely recognized as the driving force behind America's success in the last century.  As the United States spends more money on research and development than any other nation in the world, it also makes the valuable trade secrets of U.S. companies lucrative, high-profile targets of economic espionage.

Economic espionage costs U.S. businesses more than $250 billion a year and is one of our nation's largest security threats since the end of the Cold War, according to the FBI.

In Sticky Fingers: Managing the Global Risk of Economic Espionage, internationally recognized crisis management expert Steven Fink offers a practical, eye-opening guide that shows companies how to prevent the huge economic losses of economic espionage before it happens -- as well as what to do if a company has already been victimized.  Whether your company is large or small, publicly traded or privately held, you can fight back to reduce your risk of having your trade secrets victimized, compromised or stolen, using the clear, pragmatic strategies Fink offers.

Sticky Fingers is filled with the latest and most up-to-date Economic Espionage cases, including:

    Avery Dennison/Four Pillars 
    Lucent Technologies 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation 
    Bristol-Meyers Squibb/Taxol
    PPG Industries/Owens-Corning

    Idexx Laboratories 
    Solar Turbine 
    Deloitte &Touche 
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
    R.P. Scherer 

In addition to providing a critical look at the FBI and the Justice Department, the book provides rare insight into theft of trade secrets by employees and other company insiders. Learn the steps companies can take to reduce the internal and external risks of economic espionage.

Sticky Fingers also details:

     A list of the top countries that spy on U.S. businesses
    Why the biggest threat comes from within your own company -- and what to do about it
    Cybercrimes -- from amateur hacking to professional "netspionage"
    How to formulate a crisis communications plan
    Pros and cons of dealing -- or not dealing -- with the FBI

Praise for Sticky Fingers:

"In this fascinating book on economic espionage, Fink makes the case that the global threat of economic espionage is enormous and that all companies, regardless of size, need to take steps to counter this threat."

- Library Journal Book Review

"There is an old saying, 'Business is War,' and
Sticky Fingers shows us just how true that is!  It presents a sobering message to executives all across corporate America: Be proactive in mitigating your risks or others will be proactive in exploiting them."

- Stephen Barish,
 Manager of Security Technology Solutions, Ernst & Young, LLP

"Steven Fink has done us all an invaluable service by examining in depth an important type of crisis, namely, economic espionage. Ideally, all top corporate executives would do well to read his book to be prepared to combat one of the most significant crises we face."

- Ian L. Mitroff,
Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy and Professor, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Southern California 

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