Last year, in a single cyber attack, 760 U.S. companies had their corporate information compromised by China-based hackers. What would the impact to your business be?
A former FBI agent sets the loss to American companies at $500 billion in the last year alone! Could corporate espionage be a major threat to your business?
"If you assume your email is secure from corporate thieves, nation states, rogue individuals; you're making a pretty big mistake"
Deputy Asst. Sec. of Defense, Cyber Policy
CNBC, November 16, 2012.
Has information breached the circle of Need to Know? How did the word get out? Have important communications been forwarded without your knowledge or consent? When you hit Send, are you losing control?
Does the ongoing email conversation about the documentation have the same security and protection as the documentation itself? What would a hacked or stolen computer reveal? Would you know if you were hacked?
Industrial espionage and IP theft can endanger your business. Competitors can receive assistance from insiders, hired guns and even governments. Is your hard drive getting scanned when you go through customs? Are your emails passing through a competitor’s jurisdiction? Who has access to your confidential communications?
When IP, business plans, trade secrets and other confidential information is shared, are you taking the necessary steps to ensure that access is truly on a need to know basis.
Can those with a need to know save, copy, forward or print without your knowledge or consent?
Can you set up a secure workgroup in the time it takes to compose a short email? Or, does this achieve project status within your organization? How long does this take?