The biggest threat to a company's intellectual property doesn't come from the outside; it comes from within. According to a recent study, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75% of employees steal from the workplace.[i] Sometimes intellectual property is not properly accounted for, such as when a salesperson exits the company and corporate does not perform a proper exit interview and associated procedures, or when the salesperson neglects to erase sensitive client data from his or her personal computer after leaving the company. Other situations are conducted with malice, such as when an employee downloads proprietary materials from internal databases and transmits them to a competitor. Perhaps the most serious and potentially threatening scenario is when a team of employees collude to steal trade secrets as they depart the organization to form a competing business.