Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cyber Espionage: Canada and China Agree to Knock it Off

The Chinese government has reached a landmark agreement with Canadian authorities that pledges to halt "economic cyber espionage", a technique long-used by Beijing to hack into large firms and steal trade secrets, often including details of proprietary technology and military plans...

"The two sides agreed that neither country's government would conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets or other confidential business information, with the intent of providing competitive advantages," a portion of the deal stated.

According to the Globe and Mail, which first reported the deal, the accord solely covers economic espionage, declining to mention online espionage, surveillance and hacking to spy on state activity. more

Other business espionage items the accord does not cover...
  • Electronic eavesdropping.
  • Telephone wiretapping.
  • Physical penetration of the workplace.
  • Social Engineering.
  • Infiltration of the workforce.
  • Subversion of employees. (blackmail, payoffs, etc.)
  • Optical surveillance.
A good Technical Information Security Survey will cover these vulnerabilities for you.