Myob beyond patents, practical ways to protect your software ip

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  • approx. 1.2 billion illegal music downloads worldwide in 2011
  • Software piracy jumped 14 percent worldwide, costing software companies about $59 billion, according to the Business Software Allian
  • Its all about getting the fundamentals rightThere is No sliver bullet!Secure code training, code reviewsPenetration testing, black box / white box testingCode obfuscationWho has access to source code and production servers?Operations manuals , audit trailsOpen source & APIs
  • People are your biggest asset !Your IP is in their heads ! The code is just a manifestation of this ! If everyone was to walk out tomorrow morning you are in BIG trouble!Look after your staff!!You don’t disgruntled employees leaving with your IP on a USB stickRecognise and nurture innovation – innovate fast and fail fast !Employee satisfaction surveys treat your developers like kings !
  • A loyal customer base will stick with you through thick and thin as long as you keen on deliveringBe the first to market with features ! Continuous delivery – Live Accounts deploys 14 times a week, Flickr deploys 10+ times a dayMinimum Viable Product Strategy (MVP)Client feedback – betas, close the loop with clients when you fix defects
  • Myob beyond patents, practical ways to protect your software ip

    1. 1. Beyond Patents ! Practical ways to protect your software IPAidan Casey – solutions architect @ MYOB
    2. 2. • Largest ISV in Australia • Solutions architect• 1M Businesses • Desktop & Cloud• 10k Accountants • Microsoft Technologies• 20 Years • 16 Years
    3. 3. 1.2 Billon Downloads 1.2 Billionhttp://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/12-billion-songs-downloaded-illegally-2161907.html
    4. 4. 1.2 Billon Downloads $59 Billionhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-12/software-piracy-losses-jump-to-59-billion-in-2010-report-says.html
    5. 5. Protect Your IP - Top 3 Your Your Code Team Your Clients
    6. 6. Protect Your IP - Top 3 1. Secure code training 2. External reviews Your Code 3. Security levels
    7. 7. Protect Your IP - Top 31. Nurture your team2. Culture of innovation Your3. Team engagement Team
    8. 8. Protect Your IP - Top 3 1. Build loyalty 2. Continuous delivery 3. Keep listening Your Clients
    9. 9. Protect Your IP - Top 3 Your Your Code Team Your Clients
    10. 10. Thanks for listeningEmail aidan.casey@myob.comWeb myob.com @AIDANJCASEY @MYOBTeam

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