Secure Product Dossiers Shared with Third Parties
With patent cliffs and rising generic competition, your pharmaceutical company is spending more on inventions and new drug research than ever before. Securing this intellectual property is vital to your long-term growth and business strategy. And as your organization gets ‘flatter’ and borderless, you regularly collaborate with many external parties such as CROs, API manufacturers, laboratories, university scientists, clinical trial companies – the list is endless. This collaboration and outsourcing involve a heavy exchange of confidential information across the firewall. Since this information moves without any security or controls, it is highly vulnerable to leakage. Learn how to protect this vital data in your organization.
Data-Centric Security for Your IP Wherever it Travels
There are many areas where sensitive data can be vulnerable to data loss. Scroll over the six departments in the diagram below to see where your pharmaceutical company may be at exposed to risk.
GRC / Risk & Audit Reports
Sensitive clinical trial result information is tracked and audited.
Research / CRO
Contract Research Organizations (CRO) provide clinical-study and clinical-trial research for new drugs and medicine that is shared with the sponsoring company. Information is also shared with manufacturers, laboratories, and university scientists.
R&D / IP & New Technology
Guidelines produced by the R&D team contain critical Intellectual Property (IP) related to the manufacturing process and are often shared with suppliers. Product dossiers contain details of a new pharmaceutical product and are shared with multiple internal and external parties.
QA / Reports & Incident Management
The Issue Management team manages concerns between departments and produces highly sensitive documents containing compliance and quality issues such as patient safety risk.
Patent application processes and lawsuits require the exchange of sensitive data with third parties.
Legal / Trade Schemes
Highly confidential schemes containing incentive plans are shared with Retailers and Distributors for a particular product.
HR / Employee Data
Employee data is shared across business units and with outsourced agencies such as payroll and benefit companies.