Thursday, June 2, 2011

Corporate Spying: The Next Growth Industry

The corporate spying business is booming. The largest companies around the world are all involved in “competitive intelligence gathering” by highly trained professionals according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"Corporations have people trained to obtain raw data from a wide range of sources* and apply traditional intelligence analysis techniques to produce usable information," PwC dispute analysis and investigations director Richard Batten said. (more)

* electronic surveillance, dumspter diving, social engineering, decaying perimeter security measures, lack of (or ignored) information security policies, etc. — All are things a good counterespionage consulting specialist will address for you.