"Star Trek" fans appreciate the dangers of being a red shirt. In that universe, ship security personnel wear red and crewmembers in that color are the most likely to die on away missions. The trope has spurred a whole collection of paranoia jokes?
Security and paranoia seem to go hand in hand. And some security measures might come off as being rather hardnosed. But when it comes to protecting a company's intellectual property, we think most would agree there is no room for compromise. IP assets, while seemingly intangible, often are a business's most valuable resources and fear someone is out to get them is justified.