Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler by Luke Bencie

By Luke Bencie

Each one company day, a few 35,000 executives, scientists, specialists, and legal professionals go through the nation's airports to locations around the globe. they create, besides proprietary files and laptop documents, the newest in own digital apparatus. besides the fact that, rigorously observing so much of these travelers—beginning the instant they come on the airport and infrequently sooner—are uncounted numbers of espionage operatives.

These members paintings for international intelligence providers and financial matters and search to split foreign enterprise tourists from their exchange secrets and techniques. To prevail, they use many time-tested innovations to trap unsuspecting tourists into weak or compromising positions. in addition they hire the newest digital skill to scouse borrow enterprise info frequently at a distance from their prey. this can be the twenty first century, in the end, and monetary and business espionage became multibillion-dollar companies, using a wide range of the main refined ability to procure proprietary info.

Luke Bencie is a veteran of this fight. He is familiar with in detail the threats company tourists face and the way to strive against these threats. In Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the enterprise Traveler, Bencie offers every thing you must recognize to guard your self and your organization from tried espionage.

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Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler

Each one enterprise day, a few 35,000 executives, scientists, specialists, and legal professionals go through the nation's airports to locations around the globe. they create, in addition to proprietary records and machine records, the most recent in own digital equipment. besides the fact that, conscientiously looking at such a lot of these travelers—beginning the instant they come on the airport and sometimes sooner—are uncounted numbers of espionage operatives.

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If the same taxi driver picks you up twice during your business trip, in all likelihood it’s no coincidence. You’ve either become a target for economic espionage or, worse, the soon-to-be victim of a crime. In the Hotel You’ve made it safely to the hotel and are now preparing to check in, savoring the sanctuary of your room and a hot shower. But don’t let your guard down. The threat of espionage is just beginning. Hotels are the number-one location for foreign intelligence services and business competitors to spy on you.

If so, there’s a good chance the rooms have been fitted with electronic surveillance gear, because corner rooms make it easy to run wires up and down the outside of the building unnoticed. — Can someone watch your door easily from across the hall? Be suspicious if that room always shows a DO NOT DISTURB sign. Operatives might be monitoring your comings and goings. INSIDER TIP: Here’s Not Looking at You If you have a peephole on your hotel room door, remember that a device called a peephole reverser, originally created by law enforcement tactical teams, can be used to monitor activity inside your room.

One reason was to gather intelligence to take home to make cheaper copies of American products. Partly as a result of those efforts, Japan rose to become the leading exporter of consumer electronics in the 1970s and ’80s. According to scholar and author Hedieh Nasheri, three worldwide events accounted for the ever-increasing emphasis on economic espionage: The End of the Cold War. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the spy games played by intelligence operatives shifted to the business world.

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