Counter Industrial Espionage
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What is Industrial Espionage?
“Corporate or Industrial Espionage involves operations conducted by one corporation against another for the purpose of acquiring a competitive advantage in domestic or global markets.”
More simply put, Industrial Espionage is the process of gathering information or data about economic or industrial targets of a business for the purpose of profit.
This information loss is fairly common in businesses and something as small as a listening or eavesdropping device can lead to the loss of a large amount of confidential information, when placed in the right location at a sensitive time. This can ultimately damage a company’s profits or reputation.
Only recently it was reported in the press that a well-established hotel chain was in conflict due to such occurrences. This is known as technical espionage and is one of the most common modus operandi, however there are other forms of espionage that can be targeted including refuse disposal, waste management and key personnel having access to sensitive information.
External threats to a company’s sensitive information has over the past years become more of a problem, with more information being stored on-line, or being accessible via a company’s internal systems.
Employing a commercial investigation company to alleviate the occurrences of being targeted, or to discover the culprit is a way forward.
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Countering Industrial Espionage
Ensuring Key Personnel and Management understand the value of the information they use daily is one of the most important issues regarding espionage that should not be overlooked. Best practice is always to have a solid system in place including encryption of communications, secure data storage, regular internal and external security reviews and staff training and lectures.
Many organisations have employees that work away from the office, so ensuring that systems are robust, together with safe disposal of waste is something that must be in place.
At Insight Investigations, our Counter Industrial Espionage services can help your business or organisation to develop and put into action a comprehensive internal security policy, starting with a complete security review to assess your present security levels.
Knowing your staff and any potential weaknesses is also something to consider. If you have any fears on this, commercial background checks and surveillance can help.
Technical Surveillance Counter Measures sweeps should always be an integral part of any company’s security policy, and we offer this as part of our services to avoid any potential threats to your business. Conducting a “de-bug” before an important meeting can secure the venue.
Industrial Espionage should never be taken lightly as it is a huge and common factor in today’s high-stakes competitive business world. It’s no secret that most businesses possess sensitive information such as customer lists, research reports or financial information – and our services are focused around keeping this valuable information secure.
To avoid any possible damage to your company’s reputation or profits due to industrial espionage it is important to understand it and have solid policies and practices in place to counter it. For more information on our counter industrial espionage services call and speak with one of our experienced commercial investigators, who can give advice on the situation you may be experiencing.
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