Effective security of trade secrets requires a continuous cycle of Prevention, Protection and perhaps even Prosecution.
Nations across the globe are facing a clear and present danger. During the past decade in Europe and the United States, the uptick in threats to national security and public safety, virtual and physical, is due to an often-overlooked common denominator – the human element.
The spate of recent active shooter incidents has resulted in tragic dead and wounded, and has spawned an array of lawsuits. Whether you have live music at a strip mall saloon in Sand Point Idaho, or present Cirque du Soleil in Reno, there exists the same likelihood you will be subjected to claims of negligence when something bad happens to people on your property.
Internal theft is a major risk to every organization. It can cause loss in many ways: product, cash, company property, information and time (reduced productivity). These losses can happen anywhere: In your stores, offices and distribution centers, and within your logistics process and IT systems from the central database to mobile devices. All of these losses contribute to reduced profitability.
Spies are trained to fit in and not be noticed. They adapt to gain the target’s trust, thereby enabling to be in a position where they can harvest the information they need. Spies can be trained professional operatives of foreign countries, they can be amateurs such as aggrieved employees who are looking for ways to harm their employer, or they can be competitors who are trying to learn about the latest new product or trade secrets.
Does your family know what to do in case of an emergency? As a husband and father of two, the safety of my immediate family is always my top priority, and as my decades of work in the security industry have taught me – emergencies and disasters strike unexpectedly and when you are least prepared.
World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia this week, and will most likely be an exceptional experience for most. However, you should be aware of some security and safety concerns that may impact your travel to Russia, including: anti-western sentiment, hooliganism, racist violence, intimidation, intolerance towards the LGBT community, organized crime activity, petty crime, corporate and national espionage and terrorism, just to name a few.