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China is continuing to proactively engage in corporate espionage and the latest report commissioned by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCESRC) reveals the extent of this and makes interesting reading. But it's not just China. A lot of countries actively target western companies and their personnel, whether at home or when they are travelling, to covertly acquire trade secrets. This includes technical surveillance measures and covert elicitation techniques. All organisations who wish to protect their sensitive data and IP need to get some expert counter intelligence advice. This is where we can help. Email email@example.com for further information
We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting again at Milipol in Qatar. The dates this year are the 29th to 31st October and we look forward to meeting delegations from across the region. To book an appointment for a personal meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a good article that articulates well the threats from corporate espionage and how wide that threat is. All organisations should consider doing a risk assessment to assess their vulnerabilities to theft of trade secrets and then develop and proportionate but effective strategy for mitigating those risks.
Interesting that the US is considering requiring visa applicants to provide details of social media profiles they have held over the previous five years. The need to understand the digital footprint and the impact of social media posts has just got bigger I think, and I wonder which countries will quickly follow the US lead.
The reporting this week of how Facebook and Cambridge analytics may have exploited social media data (Socmed) reinforces the need for organisations to consider how postings on Socmed by employees can expose them to corporate espionage and damage reputation. Open source intelligence (Osint) is being routinely harvested by hostile governments, organised crime groups and competitors and this creates a significant organisational risk. This is one of the reasons Futurum is rolling out a series of one day Social Media Awareness workshops across the UK this year.
It has been reported in the UK Telegraph that British investigators now believe the Russian assassins planted the nerve agent that poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal in his daughter’s suitcase before she left Moscow. It does seem coincidental that this happened within a short period of her entering the UK which lends support to this hypothesis.
It was good to hear in the UK news today that the police officer affected by the nerve agent used in the Sergei Skripal assassination attempt is conscious. While we don't know the full picture regarding the officers health this is a bit of positive news. This whole incident is a further example of the risks that our emergency services and intelligence personnel face on a daily basis.
A man seriously ill in hospital after an incident in Salisbury has been identified as Sergei Skripal, who is 66, and was granted refuge in the UK following a "spy swap" between the US and Russia in 2010. Is this another Alexander Litvinenko?
Futurum's Managing Director Ashley Croft will be at the Security and Policing Exhibition tomorrow, the 6th March 2018, at Stand A31 with the Covert Technical Suppliers Forum. Please contact Ashley via email@example.com to book a private appointment to discuss our wide ranging training portfolio covering the areas of intelligence analysis, covert tradecraft, elicitation and social media exploitation and much more.
Ashley Croft the Managing Director of Futurum Consultancy and Training will be at the Security and Policing Exhibition at Farnborough on 6th March 2018. Futurum is a member of the Covert Technical Suppliers Forum (CTFS) and will be at the CTFS stand. Ashley looks forward to meeting delegates.
During 2018 Futurum will run a number of elicitation skills workshops and training programmes that open up this valuable technique, usually the sole domain of the intelligence and law enforcement world, to a wider audience. Elicitation is the art of using of conversation to subtly acquire information about a person, their life and background, future plans, work and projects they are engaged on, and about their work colleagues. Elicitation is an effective way to gain knowledge and has multiple uses that can include including helping build a competitive advantage, conducting due diligence and getting to know your client, getting investment reassurance or gaining a more informed understanding of any area of interest.
Futurum is pleased to announce we have now enhanced our intelligence analysis training portfolio to include advanced i2 Analyst Notebook, targeting analysis and social media exploitation. This is in addition to our already broad portfolio.
This article in the UK Evening Standard details some of the horrific treatment handed out to British and foreign personnel embroiled in corporate espionage allegations in China. One of the workshops Futurum run covers the steps that can be taken to reduce opportunities of falling victim of corporate espionage, and travel safety for personnel traveling on business. The horrific treatment received by Jim Armitage is testament to the need to be vigilant. What a courageous man.
Interesting article that assesses that likely future capability of Russia and China to attack satellites. Are we placing two much reliance on satellites? It is the same with the risk of attacks against underwater cables and the continual use of cyber attacks. Our critical infrastructure is becoming increasingly vulnerable and we should be worried.
Social media provides a popular means of communication and networking, yet it comes with inherent risks. Users may be unaware of the digital footprint they create and the way in which the information they post into the public domain can be accessed and exploited by other agencies or people with hostile intent. Using our experienced team drawn from the UK government and security agencies, military, police and the National Crime Agency we have developed a half-day workshop aimed at raising the awareness of your personnel to these risks so that your organisation is better protected. Register your interest now at firstname.lastname@example.org
Futurum is pleased to announce we have updated and improved our elicitation and interviews skills training portfolio. We are planning on running number of workshops during the year so pleased register your interest at email@example.com
We are pleased to announce that we will be at the Security and Policing exhibition in Farnborough on the Covert Technical Suppliers Forum stand on 6th March 2018. This official UK Government event and one of the largest security exhibitions in the world.
I am surprised the British government made this announcement and put the tactic into the public domain. Interesting article and a good demonstration to the way AI and technology is developing in support of the covert world, and tackling use of social media.