Industry Leading Expert on Trade Secrets and Information Protection

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Naomi Fine, Industry Leading Expert on Trade Secrets and Information Protection

Naomi Fine, (retired), industry leading expert on trade secrets and information protection, Founder and CEO of Pro-Tec Data, author of Positively Confidential: 10 Proven Steps to Protecting Confidential Information, Private Data, and Intellectual Property in Today’s Interactive Business World.

Served as Pro-Tec Data’s principal consultant, applying legal, computer security, corporate security, human resource, and audit disciplines to comprehensive information protection services. Depth of knowledge from working with hundreds of world-class companies to identify and classify sensitive information, assess needs for protecting trade secrets, develop tailored information protection strategies, establish information protection policies and procedures, and provide information protection training and tools that secure corporate competitive advantage.

Clients include many Fortune 500 companies, such as 3Com, Apple Computer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Caterpillar, Charles Schwab, Corning, Eastman Kodak, International Paper, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss, MCI, McDonald’s, Michelin, Mobil Oil, National Semiconductor, Nestle, Nortel Networks, PECO Energy, Procter & Gamble, Qualcomm, Rockwell International, SC Johnson Wax, Seagate, Sun Microsystems, Unocal, Varian, Visa, and Xerox.

Cited by Fortune, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times Cybertimes, the LA Times, ZDNet, Entrepreneur Magazine, Baseline Magazine, The Bridge, Knowledge Management World, and the Industry Standard as a leading expert in the field of information security, trade secrets and intellectual property protection. Guest author for Forbes.com. Featured in KICU TV’s CEO Profile segment of their Silicon Valley Business & Marketing Management Magazine, Security Management Magazine, California Law Business, and the Security Management Bulletin.

Holds an inventor’s patent in a Proprietary Information Identification, Management and Protection system embodied into the IP Platform™, an automated, software-based, turnkey solution for managing and protecting intellectual property.

An authoritative and enthusiastic speaker featured by many industry associations, including the American Electronics Association, the American Society for Industrial Security, the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, the Information Systems Security Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the Computer Security Institute, the EDP Auditors Association, the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, the High Technology Crime Investigators Association, the Trade Secret Law Institute, and the Risk and Insurance Managers Conference. A Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accredited speaker for the American Corporate Counsel Association and guest lecturer for Golden Gate University’s Information Security Certificate Program, University of California Haas School of Business and Faculty Chair and speaker for The Cambridge Institute’s Forum on Valuing and Protecting Business Information. A former co-chair of the annual IP Summit, and former member of the National Standing Committee on Safeguarding Proprietary Information for the American Society for Industrial Security. A featured female executive by Women 2.0.

Frequently called upon as an expert witness in both civil and criminal cases to help courts determine if reasonable measures have been taken to establish trade secrets.

A former business attorney counseling high technology companies on protection, licensing, and other intellectual property transactions. Served as a member of the Board of Directors of several start-up companies, including 3D Joe Corporation, Regent Solutions, and The AquaStroller Company, in which she holds an inventor’s patent.

A Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum and the facilitator for their Life’s Work Transitions affinity group, bringing together senior executives from business, non-profit, government, education and religious institutions to discuss in an intimate setting, contemplated and current work transitions (e.g., from one full-time position to another, from full time to part-time, from in-office to virtual, retirement, writing a book, new Board of Director or volunteer position), and the implications on one’s personal life, including exploring new identities and sense of purpose.

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