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November 1st, 2017

  Presented by Byron Franz • Special Agent, FBI

The theft of intellectual property or trade secret information may cost the U.S. between $300-$400 billion dollars a year and result in the net loss of millions of jobs. The protection of business secrets is therefore of great importance to our economy. This presentation will describe some of the cyber and insider threats to business secrets and suggest some possible mitigating actions. The presentation will also highlight the importance of working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to neutralize the threats to business and academia.

Presented by: Byron Franz / Special Agent, FBI

Byron Franz is a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and has worked national security matters for over 20 years. He currently serves on FBI Milwaukee’s Cyber Squad, where his job is to raise awareness of cyber and insider threats to business, academia, and state/local governments. He holds a B.A. in Russian and a law degree, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.