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About Naomi Fine, Book Author

Positively Confidential author, Naomi Fine, Esq., industry leading information protection expert, is president and CEO of Pro-Tec Data, which she founded in 1985 to help companies manage and protect confidential information, privacy, and intellectual property. Since Pro-Tec Data’s inception, Ms. Fine has served as its principal consultant, incorporating legal, digital security, corporate security, human resource, and audit disciplines. Ms. Fine’s depth of knowledge comes from working with hundreds of world-class companies to identify sensitive information, assess needs for protecting it, develop tailored information protection strategies, establish policies and procedures, and provide training and tools that secure competitive advantage.


Pro-Tec Data’s clients include many Fortune 500 companies, such as 3Com, Apple Computer, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Caterpillar, Charles Schwab, Deloitte, Eastman Kodak, International Paper, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss, MCI, McDonald’s, Michelin, Mobil Oil, National Semiconductor, Nortel Networks, PECO Energy, Procter & Gamble, Qualcomm, Ralston Purina, Rockwell International, SC Johnson Wax, Seagate, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, TD Ameritrade, Unocal, Varian, Visa, and Xerox.


Ms. Fine is frequently called upon as a litigation consultant and expert witness in both civil and criminal trade secret lawsuits to help courts determine if reasonable measures have been taken to protect and establish trade secrets.


Ms. Fine has been cited by Fortune, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Time, USA Today, New York Times Cybertimes, LA Times, and Industry Standard as a leading expert in her field. KICU-TV featured Ms. Fine in the CEO profile segment of its Silicon Valley Business program.


An authoritative and enthusiastic speaker, Ms. Fine has been featured by many industry associations, including the American Electronics Association, American Society for Industrial Security, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Information Systems Security Association, Practicing Law Institute, Computer Security Institute, EDP Auditors Association, Association of Records Managers and Administrators, High Technology Crime Investigators Association, Trade Secret Law Institute, and Risk and Insurance Managers Conference. Ms. Fine has been a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accredited speaker for the American Corporate Counsel Association and has served as a guest lecturer for Golden Gate University’s Information Security Certificate Program.


Ms. Fine holds an inventor’s patent in a Proprietary Information Identification, Management, and Protection system.


Prior to founding Pro-Tec Data, Ms. Fine was a business attorney counseling high technology companies on protection, licensing, and other transactions related to intellectual property. Ms. Fine left the practice of law in 1985 to found Pro-Tec Data and assist companies with the practical, logistical, cultural, and organizational aspects of protecting information and intellectual property.