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Business Espionage by Bruce Wimmer, CPP

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Characteristics of Business Spies

Abstract

This chapter includes information on how you might “profile” a business spy. It examines the motivation of spies through the acronyms MICE and CRIME. While the truth is that there is no “typical” spy, there are some personal traits that frequently emerge and these can be used as possible “red flags” for more closely examining the background of someone who might be given access to sensitive business information.

Key words

Money

ego

ideology

compromise

revenge

MICE

CRIME

Project Slammer

low-value degree

hobbies

One of the 64,000-dollar questions that may be asked over and over again is: How can we ...

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