Corporate espionage is highly prevalent in today’s extremely competitive business landscape. The secrets of every small, as well as large company, are vulnerable to theft from competitors and foreign intelligence agencies.
Corporate espionage often happens because of disgruntled employees, criminal entities, politically motivated groups, and business competitors.
Continual advancements in the technology used by threat elements further increase the chances of corporate espionage. Moreover, outdated or poor security systems might make your company’s information system prone to attack. If successful, and undetected, corporate espionage can bankrupt a company by compromising years of costly development and research.
Information spying can occur in multiple ways: intruders can tap your personal or business mobile phones, can bug your office and even target your vehicles. Another common but mostly overlooked avenue for industrial espionage is the use of malware for targeting networks and computer systems. They can also use your employees to access vital data about your company.
Your competitors or hackers do this to understand: what you are doing for success, what’s your future business plans, how communication goes inside your company, what’s your lowest/highest bid on a specific contract, and much more.
ISRA offers a comprehensive organizational security Counterintelligence Program tailored to your business’s needs, keeping the ever-evolving global business world in mind.
How ISRA Helps Combat Corporate Espionage?
ISRA offers customized corporate counterintelligence (CCI) programs to ensure that your company information remains secure. We help you analyze your organization’s vulnerability to illicit information gathering and implement technical and organizational solutions to avoid the attack.
Due to our vast experience in law enforcement, we are familiar with all forms of espionage and cyber attacks. We have handled thousands of cases of corporate espionage using advanced intelligence-gathering devices. We continue to leverage our skills, experience, and expertise in favor of our corporate clients for counter-intelligence.
We can respond to suspicious physical snooping devices as well as their digital counterparts. Our team of talented IT security experts can sweep computers, mobiles, and networks for any level of malware, including commercial- and government-grade. We use state-of-art equipment to detect all forms of spying devices no matter how sophisticated they are.
ISRA Performs Corporate Counterintelligence All Four Major Cases.
- Employees who quit their current job and now work for your competitors.
ISRA conducts surveillance operations and advanced intelligence gathering to show if any of your employees are connected or communicating with the suspected competitor(s). We analyze how much information the previous employees have managed to take out with them to your competitors. We also make sure that the information in his/her possession doesn’t reach any third party.
ISRA also collects evidence regarding illegal behavior against existing and previous employers. We help the board/company how a malicious espionage activity was planned and executed. We confirm board/company suspicions of such events.
- New Employees are coming into the organization with one purpose – to spy.
ISRA conducts full background check and makes sure that new employees are not security threats against the company. We consider many parameters to rule out such suspicions. We go through checking everything from their previous employment history to income source and other measures before giving the green light to HR department to hire the candidate.
- Cyber attacks directly against your organization.
With the growing dependence on digital communication, threat actors now prefer installing monitoring software rather than gaining physical access to the target premises.
Intruders can view all text messages, videos, pictures, chats, social media activities and everything on a compromised cell phone. Similarly, a commercial-grade malware installed on a computer allows attackers to monitor all communication activities and access personal documents. Also, spyware often automatically activates the computer’s camera and microphone to record the entire room conversations. Even new devices may be unprotected and have a lot of vulnerabilities.
ISRA’s IT security experts can perform a sweep of entire network and software/hardware devices within your company to detect unauthorized intrusion and malware. Our security experts can conduct sweeps for bugs within your residence, office, or vehicle, covertly or overtly as per the circumstances.
Our tools can uncover all hidden programs, while our investigators ensure that nothing will be missed in our comprehensive analysis. We have a multitude of state-of-art tools and a vast cybercrime investigative experience enabling us to conduct effective sweeps on any device and in any business environment.
We help you encrypt your computers, cell phones and other equipment that are vulnerable to attack. Our consultants know which vulnerabilities may exist in different systems and protocols. Accordingly, we can also offer you government-developed tools to protect against these threats.
- Cyber attack directly against your Employees.
Hackers always analyze the vulnerabilities and attack the weakest target first. The weakest target might sometimes be your employees. By attacking your employees, hackers take over their phones, computers or the entire network to gain access to vital information from inside your organization. This is a new trend that we see increasing because companies simply focus mainly on their internal security.
They forget that employees have certain logins from home. Many employees have access to regular encrypted phones, WIFI networks with low-security levels, and they commit unintentional mistakes that allow hackers to get what they want.
ISRA considers these possible risks and educates your staff about them. We also offer the right tools, routines and customized communication equipment to avoid cyber attacks.
At ISRA, we will ensure that:
- Secure mobile communication on both operator side and local device
- Safe IT environment is safe, even if a device gets stolen
- Encrypted handshake between your device and your real 3g/4g network
- Secure communication when you are then run or a business trip
- We will educate you and your staff members on IT security
- We will identify vulnerabilities and present demo/list of these and show you how to eliminate these threats.
- We will set up protocols and routines of workers equipment that might be used to spy on you or your organization.
ISRA’s Streamlined Counterintelligence Process
Step 1: Corporate Counterintelligence Threat Assessment
ISRA offers a confidential corporate counterintelligence health check for clients. Our expert consultants will visit and assess your company’s environment to determine potential vulnerabilities and threats.
We’ll conduct the assessment to identify CCI threats in the particular areas, including both geographical areas and business sector, you’re doing business.
Through meetings with the corporate boards, management, employees, we’ll deliver the assessment report. Our assessment reports provide an update on current and future espionage trends from a geographical and industry perspectives.
Accordingly, we’ll also make recommendations to improve your preparedness to tackle corporate espionage and implement countermeasures.
Step 2: Counterintelligence Support – Implementing And Managing CCI Programs
Based on the initial threat assessment, ISRA deploys the appropriate technology to efficiently and effectively monitor your company.
We understand that not one size fits all! That’s why we offer precisely tailored CCI programs to ensure you’re getting exactly what you need to operate securely. ISRA assist you by developing and implementing a comprehensive and customized Corporate Counterintelligence program to meet your company’s need. We integrate all our procedures with your already functioning security systems.
Step 3: Analytics and Reporting
After implementing your CCI program, our consultants will manage your program and provide routine status updates to your management on the CCI health of your firm.
Step 4: Incident Response and Mitigation
In case of any corporate counterintelligence issue, ISRA team will stand by you every minute to provide expertise in mitigating the response. Whether it’s a cyber, physical or employee breach, our experts will support your business through next steps of incident responses. We have the latest equipment and expertise that enable us to provide a swift and effective response to information security breaches.
We help our clients improve their IT security through consultation and audit services, such as vulnerability scanning, physical information security inspection and review of existing policy.
Step 5: Law Enforcement Case Management
We’ll help identify the source of the attack and recommend countermeasures. We’ll also support your business interactions with law enforcement, as and when required, in the aftermath of incident responses. Our staff members have huge experience in law enforcement in highly sensitive corporate sectors.
ISRA also helps organizations with the following:
Are You Connected To A Real tower or Fake Tower?
If you have an unsecured phone- this means basically – any new brand Smartphone that you have bought from the shop – then you have an immediate security threat.
Your mobile phone might be indicating it’s connected to the “right” operator. But the question is if it really is? Skilled attackers can easily imitate your network settings, and conduct a handshake with your device.
Once it happens, the attacker gains control over your device and access anything s/he wants on your phone. Intruders can send text messages to anyone, block important calls, call another person from your number, reading all communications, and so on. This can be easily done via 4G, or also if you’re connected to an unsecured/unverified WiFi station/router. People mostly make this mistake when they are traveling and use WiFi at hotels, cafeterias, airports and so on.
Competitive Intelligence To Identify Business Opportunities
Our competitive intelligence experts help you follow your competitors for the aspects that are important to run your business. Whether you want specific data before making a crucial strategic decision, or want to identify emerging competitive threats, we know all existing mediums to gather sensitive business intelligence.
Getting the highest-level Corporate Counterintelligence service is just a call away. Don’t neglect even a minor sign of espionage. Contact ISRA now!