The Counter-Espionage for Business Travelers LIVE Training - coming November 2020
"The most valuable commodity I know of is information." - Gordon Gekko, from the movie Wall Street
The Threat of Economic and Industrial Espionage is REAL!
As today's business environment has become globally interconnected, foreign intelligence activities have extended beyond traditional targets in the U.S. intelligence community and other national security structures. Hostile foreign intelligence services, as well as "private collectors," now target a wide variety of corporate executives, which has compounded the risk of foreign economic collection and industrial espionage like never before.
According to the FBI, economic espionage costs American business between $400 billion and $1 trillion dollars each year in the theft/loss of intellectual property and business intelligence (IP/BI). Every day, thousands of international businesses travelers from a variety of industries face increasing threats from competitors, disgruntled employees, hackers, and foreign governments.
Learn the two primary rules for business travelers to ensure the protection of their IP/BI:
Always assume you are being surveilled by someone who wants your information
Learn to think and act like a counterintelligence officer
Today’s business environment is globally connected. As a result, intelligence activities have grown beyond basic military and diplomatic objectives. In a world of foreign intelligence services, hostile nations and private collectors, everyone now targets both classified and unclassified information and technology across every sector. And while cyber threats grab headlines, traditional methods are still preferred by most collectors when targeting business travelers.
Ever since Luke Bencie published the book Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler, this follow-on course of the same name has been a favorite of savvy clients for nearly a decade. This one-day seminar is designed to educate those in your organization who may fall victim to espionage, whether knowingly or unknowingly.
This highly valuable course – which is taught be former intelligence officers and updated regularly to adjust to the latest espionage techniques – demonstrates just how vulnerable your employees and their intellectual property actually are while abroad, and the lengths to which competitors and foreign governments will got to undercut your organization. A small sample of topics covered includes:
- Economic vs. Industrial Espionage
- Foreign Intelligence Collection Methods
- Recognizing Elicitation and Recruitment
- Hotel and Transportation Security
- Communications Security (COMSEC) Awareness
- Data Attack and Intrusion
- Surveillance Detection Techniques
This is the ideal course for organizations with international operations or employees who travel overseas.
The lessons learned in the Counter-Espionage for Business Travelers Course pay for themselves, possibly saving your company millions of dollars in terms of lost intellectual property, legal fees, and lost profit and market share.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
Students should walk-away from this one-day training with a better grasp of the following learning objectives:
- How to better protect their intellectual property and business intelligence
- A clearer understanding of how and why corporate espionage is so prevalent
- An increased sense of awareness to the world around them
During the course, each student will receive a course manual, as well as a copy of the book Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler.
The curriculum is built around the concept of practical application through lecture, multi-media presentations, case studies and role-playing exercises. A sample of the course content includes, but is certainly not limited to, the following:
- Welcome and Administrative
- Hostile Travel and Security Awareness
- Espionage and Business Intelligence Threats
- Communication Security and Cyber Vulnerabilities
- Surveillance and Surveillance Detection
- Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
- The Art of War for Business Travelers
"Counter-espionage is inherently a protective and defensive operation."
Allen Dulles, legendary CIA director
“As an international consultant myself, I thought that I knew it all about espionage threats in other countries - were my eyes opened.”
Alan, Security Consultant
“Fresh and insightful content. A must for any international business traveler.”
Angus, CEO of a leading software company