Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler by Luke Bencie

By Luke Bencie

Each one company day, a few 35,000 executives, scientists, experts, and attorneys go through the nation's airports to locations around the globe. they bring about, in addition to proprietary records and desktop documents, the most recent in own digital equipment. in spite of the fact that, conscientiously observing such a lot of these travelers—beginning the instant they come on the airport and infrequently sooner—are uncounted numbers of espionage operatives.

These contributors paintings for overseas intelligence providers and monetary matters and search to split foreign enterprise tourists from their alternate secrets and techniques. To prevail, they use many time-tested strategies to entice unsuspecting tourists into weak or compromising positions. additionally they hire the newest digital potential to scouse borrow company info frequently at a distance from their prey. this can be the twenty first century, finally, and financial and commercial espionage became multibillion-dollar corporations, using a big selection of the main refined ability to acquire proprietary info.

Luke Bencie is a veteran of this fight. He is familiar with in detail the threats enterprise tourists face and the way to strive against these threats. In Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the company Traveler, Bencie offers every little thing you want to recognize to guard your self and your organization from tried espionage.

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Even business leaders refer to it. Remember the character Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street, instructing his young protégé Bud Fox to read it? So do athletic coaches. I once witnessed Alabama head football coach Nick Saban reading it on an airplane. Sun Tzu wrote: “Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge. Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience or by any deductive calculation.

Always assume your hotel room is under audio and video surveillance – but never look for surveillance devices in your room. If you are seen on camera poking around for such gear – or, worse, you happen to find something – the local intelligence service will probably make the remainder of your trip uncomfortable. Moreover, if you go looking for devices, you could be accused of being a spy. Don’t ever put yourself in that position. — Never engage with strangers who come knocking on your door at odd hours of the day or night.

An espionage operative, the woman slips a flash drive into Alicia’s laptop as soon as she is out of sight. The drive contains a malware program that will begin capturing her email messages. Once the woman has acquired Alicia’s identity, she can learn her destination and pass the information along to a Spanish operative who tails Alicia from Madrid-Barajas International Airport to her hotel. Other operatives arrange to assign Alicia a suite that is bugged for audio and video, and via the hotel Wi-Fi they can capture her email exchanges.

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