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safeguard innovation

Trust Farm, LLC will help your organization safeguard its invaluable research assets. We specialize in the design, implementation and management of custom-tailored IP Protection Programs, Trade Secret Protection Programs, and Research Security Management Programs for organizations across industry, government, and academic sectors.

What we do

Trust Farm is a leading provider of Insider Threat Management-as-a-Service (ITMaaS) solutions that help organizations of all sizes identify, assess, investigate, and mitigate risks associated with the misuse, loss, theft, and misappropriation of research data, trade secrets, Intellectual Property (IP), and other proprietary information.

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Intellectual Property Protection

Research organizations rely on the value of their intellectual property (IP) to maintain a competitive edge in the research market fuel future innovation. Trust Farm will work with your organization to catalog and identify risk mitigation strategies that keep your trade secrets out of the hands of malicious outsider threats, including foreign nation threats to intellectual property. We have the skills to help you protect your research pipeline from malicious outsider threats, including hacktivists, false flag collaborations, and foreign nation threats to research data and IP.

Insider Threat Management

Mitigate risks to your intangible and tangible research assets with a robust Insider Threat Management (ITM) program that reduces risks to research data due to intentional and unintentional insider threat behaviors, including improper data transfer and storage methods, non-compliance with NIH-grant funded protocols, and non-disclosure of outside research activities. Our seasoned investigators and compliance officers will work with your organization to design and implement custom ITM protocols that are swift, effective, and discreet. 

Research Security Management

Trust Farm will help your organization safeguard research from both insider and outsider threats with a comprehensive enterprise security risk management (ESRM) program. We have developed innovative solutions for detecting threats early, managing risks, and implementing risk mitigation protocols. Our research security management services include enterprise training solutions, including the ground-breaking Research Security Management Certificate Program that was developed in collaboration with the Texas A&M University System.

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Insider Threat investigations

what makes us different

Trust Farm will work with your organization to create a custom-tailored solution that fits your program needs. We have developed innovative solutions for mitigating risks through early detection of potential threats to sensitive data, creating a culture of compliance through communication campaigns, and empowering your researchers and staff with knowledge of best practices, so they may serve as champions for safeguarding innovations on the front lines of your organization’s research programs. 

our skills

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Our team has extensive experience and expertise in leveraging risk management practices to identify, assess, investigate and mitigate threats to research assets, Intellectual Property (IP), trade secrets, and other types of proprietary information. Our SMEs have backgrounds in government-focused counterintelligence operations and corporate insider threat risk mitigation programs. Our SMEs can also provide strategic advice to assist client organizations design, develop, implement, and manage risk mitigation programs, especially compliance risk management programs.

Insider Threat Management Analysts

Our analysts have the analytical tradecraft, technical and project management skillsets to effectively assist client organizations manage compliance incidents resulting from improper employee behaviors. Our analysts are trained to provide technical and software support to collect and catalog digital evidence, data review, case management support, compliance investigation analysis, and documenting incident management processes.

Investigators

Our team has extensive investigative experience, conducting over 4,500 insider threat investigations across academic and corporate sectors. Our investigators can provide turnkey investigative services, or can augment the staffing of existing compliance and security investigation teams. Our investigators are experienced in fact-finding techniques, evidence review process, investigation protocols, interviewing and case management documentation and briefings.

 

Compliance Specialists

Our team includes compliance program experts to provide support to compliance programs. Compliance is the core component of research security management programs and risk management practices, so our experience in this area provides additional resources to our client organizations.

Trainers

Our team has training specialists and course development experts to provide content for awareness programs that enhance compliance programs, support research grant policy statements, and educate employees, contractors and external partners on security risk issues.

 

 

As a research organization, odds are good that you are losing research data, Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property (IP), and other proprietary information. Let’s put an end to that.

Incredible Results

Protecting the “Cure for Cancer”

Trust Farm designed, developed, implemented and managed a comprehensive research security management program for a major cancer center in the United States that was a major target of foreign influence threat actors looking to steal the “cure for cancer”. The program effectively connected the primary internal stakeholder functions (e.g., compliance, legal, personnel security, cybersecurity, information security, human resources, risk management, and business units) to create a functional risk management team to remediate risks to the organization’s research assets, including the protection of its personnel, safeguarding of its patient data and research program information, and protecting its reputational, financial and operational interests.

Safeguarding Biopharmaceutical Research Pipeline

Trust Farm implemented and managed an Intellectual Property Protection Program (IPPP) for a major multinational biopharmaceutical company based in the United States. The IPPP is now considered a best-in-class risk management approach to protecting biopharmaceutical research pipelines. The impact of the IPPP has resulted in a global workforce that understands the threats posed by foreign influence threat actors and knowledge how to proactively safeguard research programs from compromise. Trust Farm leads other security advisory firms in its understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry and the specific risks, assets, and interests the industry faces. Our experience can provide biopharmaceutical companies competitive advantages by safeguarding their research and development pipelines, harden researcher and personnel vulnerabilities, manage third party risk, and protect the ROIs made to bring therapeutics to market.

Establishing Research Integrity Programs in Academia

Trust Farm has worked closely with major university systems in the United States to assist them with implementing programs that promote research integrity standards. Trust Farm specializes in balancing the implementation of research security management initiatives with preserving academic freedoms and international collaborations.

From Our Clients

 Trust Farm’s programmatic approach to protecting trade secrets has enabled our company to identify and prioritize its most important information and research data. Understanding what information is most important to our future aircraft programs has allowed us to enhance our protection efforts to safeguard trade secrets.

Director of Security, Aerospace Corporation

Trust Farm leverages its knowledge of data loss prevention technology, employee behavioral analysis and insider threat risk mitigation to build effective trade secret protection programs. The team is competent and professional and delivers an effective service. I would recommend the Trust Farm team to any CISO interested in supplementing their cybersecurity program.

Senior Executive, Corporate Security Fortune 100 Company – Pharmaceutical Industry

We are working with Trust Farm to help us establish an internal Trade Secret Protection Program. Their program design and hands-on project management work has enabled our stakeholders to quickly understand the purpose (and the importance) of the Trade Secret Protection Program. I would recommend their services to any organization looking for an effective model.

Chief Security Information Officer (CISO), Healthcare Industry

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