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Intellectual Property Loss Affects 21 Percent of Manufacturing Businesses in the Past Year - BetaNews

BetaNews, By Ian Barker

In ever more competitive global markets the success or failure of a business can rest on insights and solutions that allow it to operate more efficiently than its competitors.

If this information falls into the hands of a competitor advantage is lost. Yet the results of a new study by Kaspersky Lab show that one in five manufacturing businesses has suffered a loss of intellectual property in the last 12 months.

The main cause of this is malware, accounting for 23 percent of losses, but other factors including software vulnerabilities, theft of mobile devices and network intrusion were also given as the source of IP leaks. Read more.