Defending against Competitor Intelligence
In This Chapter
Developing prudent paranoia
Dodging common intel traps
Tightening your organization’s security
Knowledge is power. You know it, and so do your competitors. Like you, your competitors are probably engaged in competitive intelligence (CI) to some degree. After all, you’re not the only one seeking to gain a competitive edge. They may be reading this book, and some of them may choose to ignore the advice I give in Chapter 4 and engage in unscrupulous behavior. They may hire some of your key employees in the hopes of getting trade secrets or engage in industrial espionage by stealing sponsored research or planting electronic surveillance devices or software inside your organization.
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