In today's world, criminals and competitors are unlikely to break your company's door down to steal your secrets. Rather, they will attack you in cyberspace, through digital espionage, and through infiltration.
Hostile agents like these will attempt to hack into your websites, servers, computers, phones, security systems, phones, and any other device they can gain access to. Additionally, they will attempt to infiltrate your company under the guise that they are employees, suppliers, or new business partners. Some will even attempt to bribe, or threaten, existing members of your team for information or to commit acts on their behalf.
Even a wireless security camera can be used to watch employees type in pass-codes or customer information. Are you conducting board meetings over unsecured networks? Perhaps your meeting room has a 'Connected Office' service... Google Home anyone? Your meeting may be larger than you think...
Perhaps you have a new employee, except that employee isn't quite who they say they are. Perhaps that 'new employee' has a little too much access on their company computer, or worse is able to access other computers. While you are thinking about this, think about how easy it is to copy all the files from your office computers onto a flash drive, or external hard-drive, and then simply walk out with all your information...
While we are on the notion of hard-drives, have you ever taken the time to consider what is plugged in around your office? Does that USB need to be plugged into that computer? Did you issue that USB, or was it brought in from outside, possibly with MALWARE on it? Is that a phone charger over there, or a hidden camera? Both?
Now that we have your attention, have you considered how well you know your team? Hour well you REALLY know them? Now, how well do your competitors know them? Have they suddenly started carrying more expensive goods around inexplicably? Do some of your team seem scared at work or around you? Do they look around as if they think they are being watched?
At Copy Corp Global, we are not here to scare you. However, we have dealt with enough cases or corporate espionage, and seen the outcomes from those activities when they are successful to know that it pays to pay attention.