LinkedIn Could Be Connecting You … With Spies

Linkedin Foreign Spies

Ah, LinkedIn! It’s known as one of the best ways to connect with potential employers and grow your career prospects. Some even say that it’s replaced the on-paper resume, pushing the entire job market to the online arena. But there is a darker side to LinkedIn. Malicious actors from other countries are using LinkedIn to […]

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Corporate Espionage & The Insider Threat:

Effective Risk Management Requires More Than A Strong Cybersecurity Program

With a global cost of $445 billion annually, cybercrime and espionage[1] are a significant risk to an organization’s bottom line. US businesses seeking to effectively manage their risks cannot overlook the threat they pose or their potential financial implications. According to a recent study by Allianz, cybercrime, IT failures, espionage and data breaches are ranked the third most important US business risk[2], preceded in importance only by business interruptions/supply chain risks (ranked 1st) and natural catastrophes (ranked 2nd). Regardless if the threat is foreign or domestic, perpetrated by a company insider or an outsider, a single event can result in damage to brand reputation, lead to an erosion of customer confidence and/or financially devastate the affected company. In today’s digital world, a comprehensive cybersecurity program is a necessity, but relying solely on cybersecurity to address cybercrime and corporate espionage risks simply is not sufficient. J.D. LeaSure, President/CEO of ComSec LLC and a counterespionage expert, provides valuable insight into protecting corporate information from insider threats that corporate cybersecurity programs do not address.

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The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets

Note: The below video is based on an actual FBI case. And, illustrates the necessity to implement a ComSec TSCM Service Option as a crucial component of your companies risk management program. Don’t allow YOUR company to become one of the FBI’s corporate espionage statistics! Contact ComSec today, we can help. ~JDL As part of […]

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Cybersecurity – Vulnerabilities Your IT Department Won’t Recognize

Achieving Corporate Cybersecurity Objectives with C-Suite Involvement Developing corporate strategy is one of many C-suite responsibilities. Whether you are the CEO, CFO, COO, CSO, CIO or CISO, you must be a strategic thinker who can ensure corporate objectives are fulfilled. Whether you are responsible for protecting intellectual property, controlling finances or managing brand reputation, input […]

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Industrial Espionage: Five Clues You May be a Target of Competitive Intelligence

Industrial espionage, also listed under the “competitive intelligence” metaphor, is considered a powerful risk factor by millions of influent businessmen who are willing to invest a lot of money in programs, tools and experts allowing them to protect their privacy and their confidential, sensitive information on secret negotiations, important clients, huge business deals, new strategies […]

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Controlled Risk – Why Your Corporation Should Have a Cyber TSCM Inspection Plan in Place

The risk of information theft is not overrated. Corporate Espionage is one of the fastest growing problems that major, and even budding corporations have to deal with. One of the methods used for eavesdropping and obtaining confidential company information is technical surveillance. This is where Cyber TSCM or Cyber Technical Surveillance Counter Measures becomes important. […]

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Corporate Espionage: Business Risk Via Electronic Eavesdropping: 5 Tips from Counterespionage Experts

Corporate espionage is considered a flourishing underground business, whose devastating effects can be detected all across the United States. According to recent information provided by the FBI on June 28, 2012, it appears that this major problem has affected hundreds of American companies, making hundreds of businessmen lose a grand total of than $13 billion […]

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5 Corporate Espionage cases that’ll make you re-evaluate your security

There is a common misconception about corporate espionage: many view the practice as a concern for only businesses with sensitive, government-related intelligence dealings. But this could not be further from the truth. Small businesses, large corporations and even some individuals are victims to such stealthy acquisition of information. It is projected that American companies as […]

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NYU Researchers Took Bribes from Chinese Group

Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a U.S.-funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses, federal prosecutors said Monday. Zhu Yudong, a U.S.-educated NYU professor, and Yang Xing, a lab engineer, were released on bail after appearing in court in Manhattan to face commercial bribery and […]

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