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Five ways you can avoid IP theft

Here’s how to keep your small firm’s big digital assets out of the crosshairs of hackers.

Small companies are being swept up in a surge of cyber espionage that was once aimed mainly at corporate giants.

In the last year, hackers working at the behest of governments or unscrupulous competitors have been actively targeting an array of small companies that have valuable intellectual property and corporate secrets, but lack thesecurity protections of larger businesses.

Small businesses with big digital assets are most frequently targeted by hackers, says Ashar Aziz, founder and chief executive of FireEye Inc., a Milpitas, Calif., security firm that defends companies and government agencies against attacks. Among them are law and other professional-services firms that possess information belonging to larger, better-protected companies — especially strategies for contract, merger and litigation negotiations.

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