Counter Espionage Blog

A Counter-Espionage Approach to Corporate Security Management

In order to spot the tell-tale signs of espionage, the security team needs to not only be well-versed in the science of counterespionage, but also in the conduct of industrial espionage. From this theoretical standpoint they can make better sense of the evidence they have gathered. In short: it takes a spy to catch a spy.
Posted: 27 February 2014 by Optimal Risk Admin | with 0 comments

Addressing Espionage in Cyber Awareness Month

If companies start with the assumption that they have been the victim of espionage, and that data is still being exfiltrated consistently, then they will quickly change their security dialogue & agenda considerably. For many firms it is complex to look for evidence of victimhood unless they bring in specialists.
Posted: 16 October 2013 by Optimal Risk Admin | with 0 comments

Optimal Risk presenting on e-espionage

CSARN is hosting an event on espionage and allocating proper attention to the cyber dimension and Optimal Risk will be presenting at the event in London on 8th October.
Posted: 26 August 2013 by Optimal Risk Admin | with 0 comments

Tackling the Converged Nature of Industrial Espionage

Espionage is probably one of the more severe manifestations of converged attack to large corporations. To consider what is at risk, one must consider everything that comprises IP, and confidential plans and strategy appertaining to new market entry, M&A, new product development, and channel partnerships. To miss the key point that this is not a pure cyber threat but a converged threat; is one of the key failings of security planning & management, and represents one of the main fault lines in Enterprise Security Risk Management [ESRM].
Posted: 13 May 2013 by Optimal Risk Admin | with 0 comments