Christopher Nolan’s epic film ‘Inception’ starts with a scene that depicts corporate espionage in its most futuristic form, where a group of ‘Dream stealers’ invade a competitor’s dreams to steal corporate secrets. While the possibility of that happening anytime soon seems remote, there is a very real risk of your critical business data being sold to your competitors.
In most cases, the perpetrator is a disgruntled employee who has been fired or reprimanded by your firm. Even if this is not a possibility, there’s always a risk of a competitor using unscrupulous methods like bribes to gain access to sensitive data or asking one of your employees to spy for them. In a business environment that thrives on the internet and with a million mobile apps that can conceal their tracks, an employee can very easily do this and get away with it without being detected. [Read more…]