How exposed is your organisation to the risk of industrial espionage and how aware are you of the policies and procedures you should have in place to minimise exposure? Are your personnel adequately prepared when traveling to high-risk regions or countries? We believe if you have personnel travelling abroad on business these are questions you need to ask.
International trade boosts profits, but also carries potential risks to your organisation and personnel. Threats include regional or country-specific political instability, terrorism, serious and organised crime, petty crime, kidnap and ransom, and industrial espionage.
Industrial espionage includes the theft of intellectual property and other trade secrets, tender and contract negotiation material, theft of financial information and targeted corruption, and attempts to lure personnel into compromising situations for blackmail purposes. In some countries industrial espionage is state-sponsored where intelligence services target foreign businesses and personnel, and may start from the moment a visa application is submitted. Telephone calls may be intercepted, hotel rooms eavesdropped or covertly searched, sensitive commercial or personal documents copied, and computers and mobile devices tampered with.
The cost of dealing with a critical incident can be significant. Personnel deployed overseas may be caught up in a terrorist attack, industrial espionage, or become victims of crime. In an unfamiliar country the damage is not just financial but can impact of staff morale and present significant reputational harm. Much of the risk and harm can however be reduced through awareness and careful planning.
Each one of our Subject Matter Experts is a skilled and respected practitioner within their own field, with many years’ experience working in the UK Police, Military and Special Forces, or Intelligence Agencies.
Pre-deployment planning and policy development
We help you prepare your employees for travel and can also assist in writing your policies.
Providing risk assessments
Let us help you prepare robust risk assessments to identify and counter risks to your personnel and assets (Computers, software, mobile phone, documents).
Counter espionage measures
Simple and basic procedures to follow which will protect your people and assets.
Foreign personal risk mitigation measures
Training your personnel to be aware of their surroundings through behavioural observation, third party awareness, acting naturally and blending in with the baseline.
Teaching defensive and preventive driving tactics, route planning, making fast time assessments, evasive driving and escape strategies.
Teach you team procedures and put policies in place for extraction of personnel when the unavoidable happens. If there is a terrorist attack how to you get your people home safely?
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