Protecting and Enforcing Trade Secrets in a Digital World

In addition to consumer data and employee data, trade secrets also need to be a focus of cybersecurity programs, given their importance to companies and their vulnerability to cyber theft.  In this interview with Cybersecurity Law Report, Matthew Prewitt, a partner and chair of the cybersecurity and data privacy practice and co-chair of the trade secrets practice at Schiff Hardin, discusses how to structure a process to identify and protect trade secrets from cyber risk, how to litigate trade secrets in the wake of an insider breach, and the changes that may come with the proposed Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015.  See also “Strategies for Preventing and Handling Cybersecurity Threats from Employees,” Cybersecurity Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Apr. 8, 2015).

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