Name two different methods for evaluating evidence. Compare and contrast these two methods.
Homework Responses Wk 1
When trade secrets are intentionally misappropriated with the purpose of benefiting foreign country, agent, or tool, this is known as economic espionage. The distinction between economic and industrial espionage is that economic espionage is carried out by government secret agencies, while industrial espionage is carried out by business rivals.
Industrial espionage occurs when a person intentionally misappropriates trade secrets relating to a commodity manufactured for commercial gain, believing that the misappropriation would damage the trades secret’s owner. The Economic Espionage Act of 1996 makes industrial espionage illegal. International companies based in the United States or U.S. corporations operating abroad are the primary targets of industrial espionage. Corporations who engage in industrial espionage often work with their countries’ secret services or perform activities on their behalf. International corporations have mostly targeted high-tech enterprises in the United States for industrial espionage.
The details that business travelers bring with them will also give their overseas rivals a major advantage, potentially determining if their companies win multi-million-dollar foreign contracts or go bankrupt. An international airport terminal and a hotel room are two of the most unsafe places to search and send email. Free WIFI networks are infamous for encouraging operatives to listen in on certain conversations. Often times, host governments set up these channels primarily to facilitate data collection. In the common belief that sleeping in a U.S. name brand hotel is secure, the danger exists in international hotel rooms as well, since all of these hotels are franchises operated by host governments or their affiliates.
Global intelligence gathering efforts continue to threaten US people moving abroad in a world where political strength and defense are constantly measured in economic as well as military terms. Obtaining US government and private industry-protected intelligence is a top priority for many international governments and companies (classified, sensitive, and proprietary). Despite the end of the Cold War, the possibility of being an intelligence target has grown. As an official US Government traveler or a representative of private business, the danger you face is still real.
Wimmer, C. B. (2015). Business espionage: Risks, threats, and countermeasures. ProQuest Ebook Central https://ebookcentral.proquest.com