IP Wales launches new online initiative to help protect businesses

Intellectual Property (IP) Wales, a constituent member of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law has launched a new online initiative, aiming to help businesses protect their IP online.

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Cybercrime is quickly becoming one of the biggest threats to businesses and consumers in the modern world, with large-scale hacks and incidents of fraud becoming an almost daily occurrence. With the popularity of this new kind of crime increasing exponentially, it is more important than ever for businesses and individuals to protect their IP online, which is where the new “Online Initiative 2017-2020” comes in to play.

The initiative, which includes an online guide developed by IP Wales, focusses on key areas to provide useful information to small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs). Such businesses can use this new knowledge to protect themselves and also to safeguard from future risks and attacks. The areas of advice range from detailing the types of attack to offering detailed plans to protect businesses and even offering a range of organisations, which can assist in improving the security levels of such enterprises. Further information, along with the new guide, can be found on their dedicated webpages.

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This new initiative will look to operate closely with both Cybersecurity Clusters in Wales. IP Wales Director, Associate Professor Andrew Beale OBE, has worked closely with SMEs over the past two decades to help identify and protect their intellectual assets, being awarded with an OBE in recognition for services to intellectual property and business. Detailed information on the initiative and its future aims can be found at ipcybersecurity.com

Caption Picture: Andrew Beale O.B.E. (Director, IP Wales) [right of picture] receives the Judges Special Award from Kenneth Adamo (Partner, Jones Day) at the WORLDleaders European Intellectual Property Awards