How corporate spies access your company’s secrets
Some information spies navigate the hiring process with every intention to steal corporate secrets for a competitor or foreign state once inside. Others turn against an employer when angered and leave, lured by job offers and incentives to haul out as much data as they can when they go.
Perpetrators of corporate espionage get close to the data by entering through the least monitored yet most advantageous jobs for spying. “It’s far easier to infiltrate a company as a lower level employee such as a janitor or mailroom staff member where the bar is much lower and the spy still gets the keys to the kingdom,” says Becnel.