Data theft and espionage


Prevent data theft / espionage?

Big Data equals Big Money, business data is worth a lot of money. Partly due to the digitization of business processes, data theft have become a daily practice. Digital data makes it much easier for the competition to obtain data, at least when this data is not properly protected. When you are in a competitive sector you can be sure that there are competitors who are after your company data. Then you run the risk of data theft and espionage within your organization. If you suspect that there has been data theft or espionage within the organization, contact Edelhardt Recherchebureau immediately. Don’t let your important business information leak to other parties, take action before it’s too late.

How does data theft take place?

There are different ways to obtain data, from very illegal practices to simply stupid mistakes and negligence. Here are three common data breaches :

1. Network intrusion

Connectivity is the engine behind business operations. It is very important to be able to share data internally without external parties having access. Every organization must use encryption in the correct manner to secure data, in addition only the relevant persons must have access to certain data. Burglary into the digital network can be difficult to detect, but it is almost always traceable. A well thought-out structure and authorization protocol can save many problems.

2. Monitoring practices

The time of microphones in the handset may be over, but eavesdropping within companies is more popular than ever. Digital data such as Voice Over IP can be intercepted, headsets can be activated from external locations and webcam information can be stored externally if it is not properly protected. Eavesdropping has become a high tech industry. Make sure that confidential information within your organization stays indoors.

3. Social Media

Almost all employees use Social Media, that is obvious. Services such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Twitter are relatively new, there is no standard etiquette. The threshold for sharing information is very low, business and private life can become confused. Provide a clear manifesto that sets out the code of conduct for the use of Social Media in the workplace and at home.

Prevention is better than cure , does not fall victim to theft of company data and espionage. Edelhardt Recherchebureau helps prevent data breaches and detect data theft and espionage. We use the following resources for this:

  1. Digital Forensic Investigation: Hardware and software are screened whereby all weaknesses are identified.
  2. Observation / Monitoring of Employees: Stay informed of the conversations that are being conducted and with which parties. Where are the data breaches located?
  3. Conversations with suspects: After thorough investigation, we can confront the suspects with our findings and reach a conclusive conclusion.

You want to be sure that your business data is securely safeguarded
within the organization. Our advisers at Edelhardt Recherchebureau can assist you with fraud and theft prevention. Prevention is better than cure, especially with data theft and espionage.