With major defense, technology and financial services industries, Massachusetts has lots of secrets to keep. The state led the country in technology licenses in 2012. Between 2008 and 2012, patents granted to Massachusetts companies and individuals rose 37 percent — a rate second only to California.
As criminal enterprises become more technologically sophisticated, so must corporate security measures. Increasingly, companies are turning to biometrics — facial and voice recognition, iris scans, finger and palm prints. The days of the photo ID name badge are gone.