Corporate Espionage and Ways to Prevent It
There is a huge amount of business at risk if it isn’t detected and prevented. Those who don’t actively pay attention to it and protect their businesses become easy targets for their competitors near and far.
Immediate action must be taken to ensure that this problem is addressed in the most effective way possible. It is not only necessary to find ways of recovering the stolen cash, but also to determine reasons why the criminals are interested in spying on these major high technology firms in the United States.
But sometimes it’s not enough. Competitors send spies to gather information more often than you would think, judging by the news. Industrial espionage embraces illegal and unethical methods of collecting corporate data. It involves stealing intellectual property and trade secrets to use them for a competitive advantage. The theft of economic information sponsored by foreign states is called economic espionage. It’s done not just for profit but for strategic reasons.
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