Industrial espionage, economic espionage, corporate espionage
Industrial espionage, economic espionage, corporate espionage is conducted for commercial purposes instead of national security reasons. For many companies, it is impossible to admit that they were a victim of such types of “mishaps”. This means that your investigations into these matters need to be ultra discreet. You have to be vigilant and set up a proper counter-espionage and counter-intelligence system. Corporate spies could have set up legitimate offices and can be hired by competing companies to perform intelligence operations or undercover spy operations on other entities.
What is Corporate Espionage?
Corporate espionage refers to professional espionage conducted for different purposes, either commercial or financial. This type of espionage is also known as industrial espionage (between organizations or companies), economic espionage (by governments, on the international stage), or corporate spying.
- Acquisition of intellectual property
- Theft of trade secrets
- Bribery of persons within organizations, government & companies
- Technological surveillance of specific targets
- Cyber espionage
- Data theft or Data Exfiltration by use of Malware, Ransomware, Hacking targets.
- Cyber Attacks
It is important to be guarded against these types of activities and be able to detect and deter such types of activities in time and effectively.