Posted on April 29th, 2018
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
Posted on April 28th, 2018
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
Posted on April 7th, 2018
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.
Posted on April 5th, 2018
Futurum is pleased to announce that we have added the highly specialised area of expeditionary surveillance to our covert tradecraft training portfolio. For further information please contact us at email@example.com
Posted on March 31st, 2018
Sad to hear of UK serviceman killed in Syria. UK Special Forces are risking their lives daily to make our lives safer and often without the recognition they deserve, for good operational reasons. A big thank you to all these brave soldiers.
Posted on March 31st, 2018
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.
Posted on March 21st, 2018
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.
Posted on March 17th, 2018
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.
Posted on March 8th, 2018
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.