Futurum Consultancy and Training provides services to help reduce and mitigate the threats presented by employees’ online activities.
Foreign Intelligence Services and competitors are actively trying to acquire trade secrets and intellectual property and one of the tried and trusted methods is to target employees. Social media content now provides an easy means to profile and target employees who will then be singled out for elicitation operations or direct recruitment.
Foreign Intelligence Services will also target employees travelling abroad and use social media research and visa applications to select targets for covert operations.
Using our highly experienced and skilled Subject Matter Experts drawn from the UK Police, Intelligence Agencies, the National Crime Agency and Special Forces we offer a number of services to help mitigate this risk of corporate espionage.
The services we provide include:
Social Media Policy Development
A lot of organisations don't have a ‘Use of Social Media’ policy for staff. If you are one of those organisations Futurum can help you design a policy that meets your specific needs and articulates the associated risks and your expectations.
Futurum can deliver short workshops at your premises. The workshops are informal and are intended to raise awareness amongst staff of how a digital footprint is created, and how it can be maliciously exploited. These are usually half a day long and can accommodate up to 20 personnel.
By tracking the social networking activities of employees and ex-employees Futurum can research and provide a confidential report on your company's social media profile being created by staff.
Pre-employment Social Media Profiling
Futurum can provide support to your recruitment process by undertaking research into prospective employees’ digital footprint and providing you with a profile of their online activity and associates.