Along with customer and employee information, companies must focus on protecting trade secrets and other company crown jewels. The overwhelming challenge of identifying those jewels and where they are located can prevent some companies from even starting this critical process, said Pamela Passman, president and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), during a recent PLI program. She detailed eight steps companies should take to prevent trade secrets from falling into the wrong hands. For more from Passman, see “How to Protect Intellectual Property and Confidential Information in the Supply Chain
” (Nov. 25, 2015).