Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Business Espionage: Houston Fortune 500 Energy Company Invaded Twice

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it is looking into the theft of intellectual property from a Fortune 500 company in Houston’s energy corridor.

The company has asked to not be identified for security reasons, but the FBI wants to know why the man took several items from the business during its off-hours last year.

The man was caught on camera during the theft and during another burglary attempt at the same company.

According to the FBI, at approximately 3 a.m. on June 25 the burglar gained unauthorized access into the building through a defective door. After spending a couple of hours inside, the man exited with property belonging to the company and its employees.

On Dec. 30, the same man attempted to enter the same Fortune 500 Company. This time, the man was unable to get into the secure area of the building. He stole a security radio from a desk in the lobby on his way out. more

As IT security becomes better, intrusion, theft and the planting of bugging devices will increase. Conduct periodic technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) to reduce opportunities and risk. Read the Facilities Management article,  How to Handle Counterespionage to learn how. ~Kevin