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2014-05-19

CREATe.org: CREATe.org Announces Five-Step Framework to Protect Trade Secrets

Resource Helps Companies Address Trade Secret Theft in Heightened Risk
Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.- For companies concerned with the heightened risk of trade
secret theft by cyber thieves, insiders and others, the
Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org) announces
availability of a free five-step framework providing companies with guidance
on how to assess and protect trade secrets from top threat actors today.

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|WHO: Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), a non-governmental |
| organization helping companies, supply chain and business partners to protect |
| intellectual property (IP) and prevent corruption. |
|WHAT: Five-step framework for individual companies to safeguard trade secrets and |
| mitigate potential steps. The framework offers ways to: 1) identify trade |
| secrets; 2) assess threat actors and vulnerabilities; 3) rank by value; 4) |
| analyze potential economic impacts if loss occurs; and 5) take steps to |
| secure a trade secret portfolio. |
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| The framework is part of a broader report developed by CREATe.org and |
| PricewaterhouseCoopers: Economic Impact of Trade Secret Theft: A framework |
| for companies to safeguard trade secrets and mitigate potential threats. The |
| report also includes: |
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| - An estimate of trade secret theft across industrial economies - 1-3% of U.S. |
| GDP; |
| - A threat assessment focusing on what threat actors are most active in |
| targeting trade secrets; |
| - Future scenarios (10-15 years) of the forces and drivers that make trade |
| secrets more or less secure. |
|HOW: The framework can be downloaded from: |
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| http://www.create.org/protect-your-trade-secrets |
|INTERVIEWS: CREATe.org President and CEO Pamela Passman is available to discuss trade |
| secret theft and ways companies can protect IP assets. |
|CONTACT: CREATe.org Media Contact: Anne Walker,awalker@CREATe.org |
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About the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org)

The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to helping companies and their suppliers and business
partners reduce counterfeiting, piracy, trade secret theft and corruption. To
achieve our objectives, we have developedCREATe Leading Practices for IP
Protection
andCREATe Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption
, two programs based on best practices drawn from companies around the world,
academics, and other leading organizations. Our offering includes practical,
scalable and cost-effective online assessments, independent evaluations,
training and other resources designed to benchmark and improve practices for
safeguarding IP and preventing corruption. Companies around the world are
usingCREATe Leading Practices
to measure and improve systems for IP protection and anti-corruption. The
service is available in Chinese, English, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish.

For more information, please emailinfo@CREATe.orgor visitwww.CREATe.org.

CREATe.org Media Contact: Anne Walker,awalker@CREATe.org

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Source: CREATe.org via Globenewswire

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