By Luke Bencie
Every one enterprise day, a few 35,000 executives, scientists, specialists, and attorneys go through the nation's airports to locations around the globe. they bring, besides proprietary files and computing device records, the newest in own digital apparatus. despite the fact that, rigorously staring at such a lot of these travelers—beginning the instant they come on the airport and infrequently sooner—are uncounted numbers of espionage operatives.
These participants paintings for international intelligence prone and fiscal matters and search to split foreign enterprise tourists from their exchange secrets and techniques. To be triumphant, they use many time-tested options to trap unsuspecting tourists into weak or compromising positions. additionally they hire the newest digital capability to thieve company details frequently at a distance from their prey. this can be the twenty first century, in spite of everything, and financial and commercial espionage became multibillion-dollar agencies, using a big selection of the main subtle ability to procure proprietary info.
Luke Bencie is a veteran of this fight. He is aware in detail the threats enterprise tourists face and the way to wrestle these threats. In Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the company Traveler, Bencie offers every little thing you must comprehend to guard your self and your organization from tried espionage.
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Extra resources for Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler
Their sole intent is to keep tabs on targeted businesspeople. An experienced team will lure the mark into one of their taxis then attempt to build rapport and elicit information. Follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim of espionage while riding in a taxi: — Even if the driver claims not to speak your language, don’t assume he’s telling the truth. Many drivers pretend not to understand you so they can eavesdrop on your conversations with other travelers or on the phone. — Be cautious anytime some taxis pass you by and one unexpectedly stops for you.
T/F You have never been approached by a complete stranger in a foreign country, or en route to a foreign country, who asked you intrusive questions about your business. T/F You have developed a cover story and/or prepared a response in case you encounter an over-inquisitive seatmate. T/F You carry a sanitized travel laptop and cell phone on international business trips, and you get updated passwords and SIM cards/ memory sticks for each overseas trip you make. T/F Prior to an overseas trip, you establish secure communication protocols and designated code words for conveying sensitive BI/ IP in phone calls, electronic messages and other forms of communication to your office.
To paraphrase what the loveable comic-strip character Pogo once observed, the enemy is just like us. Moreover, as you will learn, sometimes it really is one of us. As a business traveler, sooner or later you’re going to be targeted by one or more espionage operatives – and probably they’ll be using more than one method at a time. The attack will be based on what the operatives already know about you. What could they know? Think Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter and how much information someone could gain just from visiting or hacking those sites.
Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler by Luke Bencie