Have you ever secretly wanted to work as an undercover spy and do missions of utmost importance for national security? Even if you haven’t wanted to be a spy, the action movies and TV shows that portray the lives of people conducting acts of espionage are pretty exciting, right?! However, it’s fun until it happens to you. As a business owner, corporate espionage consulting is vital to help prevent spies who may want to steal your secrets. In the industry, it’s often known as, or at least related to, technical surveillance countermeasures – measures you take against espionage being conducted against you and your business secrets.
Corporate espionage doesn’t necessarily look like stealing in the traditional sense of the word. It’s not like jewel theft or burglary. But if your business has spent time and money to develop a revolutionary new product or a method to drastically cut costs in production, you can bet that your competitors will want to know about it. Your investment is worth as much as jewels (or more) to them. You may even draw the attention of a governmental entity within your country or one from somewhere else in the world. It’s always best to be cautious.
Corporate Espionage: It begins with a Consultation with an Expert in Counterspying Technology
IMG’s corporate espionage consulting team can analyze where your vulnerabilities are, whether on the human front or on the computer / cybersecurity front. Once informed, you’ll be better able to ward off “spies” that want to hurt your company. Here are some ways IMG consultants may be able to help your corporation:
Prepare employees for threats from the internet by informing them about best practices while surfing online or using email. We can also alert your tech team about potential dangers so they can bolster security where needed.
What if you’re thinking about firing or laying off some underperforming employees? If you have ex-employees that want to sabotage your corporation, they could sell your trade secrets to another entity. IMG can help you sort through possible options for handling these sticky situations ahead of time. Don’t forget about the hiring process either. You’ll want to watch out for incognito applicants that plan to work as “double agents” while employed by your company.
IMG can help identify possible threats around your company’s physical location(s). Maybe your business is located in an area of town where perimeter security is an issue and you’ll need to hire guards. Or maybe your team isn’t shredding important documents or is lax about leaving keys/keycards around or actual doors open.
Your company’s time and money are valuable. Our corporate espionage consulting team will advise your staff on how best to keep spies out and secrets safe.