Commercial Espionage Awareness and Counter-Measures

Commercial Espionage Awareness and Counter-Measures

Upcoming Webinar: Commercial Espionage – Protecting Intellectual Property

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Cost: $275.00 per site

Each year commercial espionage strikes thousands of US businesses. In terms of financial loss, the damage, though impossible to precisely estimate, is thought by some experts to be between 500 billion to 750 billion dollars USD per annum. The type of information sought is not only confined to copyrights, trademarks or patents. It includes a wide range of intellectual property, including, but not limited to:

  • Research and development
  • Sophisticated technology
  • Proprietary information, trade secrets
  • commercial espionage secretsFormulas, inventions, manufacturing processes
  • Software
  • Products
  • Cost structure
  • Financial data
  • Customer lists
  • Marketing strategies

Imagine your firm has spent a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars developing a new drug or other extraordinary innovation. Now imagine that the results of those efforts were stolen because of a data breach or simple lapse in security. The damage to your company might well be catastrophic. Other breaches may be far less dramatic but cause damage nonetheless. Collectors seek anything which may offer a competitive advantage and many times the most serious damage is caused by the acquisition of information thought by the victim to be inconsequential.

espionage theft dataWho is gathering this information? The collectors are competitors, criminals and foreign intelligence agencies. They are professionals and amateurs and even trusted employees. Their methods are varied and they operate using both aggressive and non-aggressive measures. Often their efforts are not detected until long after the damage has been done.

While Commercial Espionage cannot always be prevented, its scope and effect can be limited through education and basic adherence to security protocols. Global Security Group, Inc. (GSG) offers a number of services that will help reduce the risk of your firm becoming one of the myriad harmed by having their intellectual property compromised. These services include both training and review and assessment of your current counter espionage measures.

GSG is offering an introductory, two-hour webinar on this topic in order to allow the greatest number of persons the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the dangers posed by corporate espionage.

Note: While there is no limit to the number of attendees at each physical location we ask that you please not record nor rebroadcast this presentation unless you have obtained permission from GSG.

Presented by by David S. Katz, former US Federal Agent & the CEO of Global Security Group, Inc., this program will cover:

  • Identifying IP and targeted information
  • Gauging the cost of IP loss
  • Evaluation & Classification
  • Identifying the Collectors
  • Identifying their Methods of Collection
  • Behavior Modification
  • Protecting IP while Traveling
  • Secure Communications
  • Securing the Network
  • Compromising Personnel

For just $275.00 per site, this comprehensive two-hour webinar offers practical solutions for reducing vulnerability to commercial espionage. This course is not simply theoretical. Upon completion, participants will be equipped to make immediate changes and take concrete steps to protect their company and personnel from espionage. Participants will receive a comprehensive course handout in electronic format and a 25 minute question and answer session is part of the program.