Globalisation of the world economy, overseas outsourcing of production and R&D, foreign workers and researchers in UK facilities, digitalisation of information and the proliferation of high-speed internet have all increased the risk to companies IP. Foreign competitors realize it is not only faster and cheaper to steal IP, but relatively low-risk as well. Countries like China and Russia sanction and support cyber and traditional spies in their efforts to steal foreign technology and know-how.
There’s no end to the skulduggery that businesses will get involved in with the aim of making a quick buck, or trying to keep up with their competitors. Of course, their fellow companies aren’t beyond their schemes, either. There’s a war going on out there, folks, and spying is part of the game – criminal or not. Corporate espionage was a normal way of doing business back in days gone by, before copyright and patent protection brought the long arm of the law into play, but some companies still engage in the practice of acquiring trade secrets and business information by any means necessary.
PDP’s Integrated Protection Solution – PDP Projects designs and conducts security training courses and briefings on behalf of corporate organisations and Government bodies Worldwide. Making an organisation’s international members and staff aware of the risks and available safeguards is the first line of defence for the security of your business and of course your employees.