Saturday, 27 April 2013

Cyberespionage: Stealing our IP, fetch me my angry trousers!

Verizon's 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) of their incident investigations during 2012, concluded one in five breaches were theft of company intellectual property, rather than the usual customer or credit card data theft. 

This is a known growing problem and so a useful statistic to see in black and white, yet the risk and realities of Cyberespionage can be a hard pill for some business directors to swallow. It is clear foreign countries like China, are targeting western businesses, are increasingly employing sophisticated hacking techniques, all with the intent of stealing western business's information. Everything from organisational charts to the types of photocopiers in use, is all of interest and of future financial benefit, as they seek to compete on an international market.

The new "Compare the Market" advert is the type of reaction I would love to see with UK business leaders when warning about this threat Stealing our Intellectual Property, fetch me my angry trousers

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