Social media threats and risks: corporate espionage

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Social media threats and risks: corporate espionage

  1. 1. By Maria Thanbichler Social Media in Marketing MAR8PO067-2
  2. 2. 1. General definition 2. Areas of espionage 3. Way to access information 4. How avoid/prevent / overcome 5. Conclusion
  3. 3.  Corporate espionage is the process of illegally and unethically obtaining confidential information from other companies to be able to gain a competitive advantage  It is most commonly associated with technology-heavy industries, biotechnology, aerospace, teleco mmunications, transportation and engine technology, automobiles, energy
  4. 4. The espionage take place in the following areas of a company:  Ideas (products)  Techniques (software, hardware)  Processes  Recipes  Formulas
  5. 5. The espionage take place in the following areas of a company:  Customer  Pricing  Sales  Marketing  Strategies datasets
  6. 6.  Hacking systems  Social engineering (tricking of a person into revealing their  Dumpster Diving (refers to using various methods to get  Whacking (wireless hacking)  Phone Ease Dropping (listen secretly to the private  Observe/espionage the employees password or other valuable corporate information) information about a technology user; it involves searching through trash or garbage looking for something useful) conversation of others)
  7. 7.  Encrypting data/emails/hard desk  Use a firewall  Installation of anti-virus and password security software  Catch up on new or possible employees  Workshops for employees how to deal with critical data at work/ in home office / at a business travel
  8. 8. The protection of data in social media networks of a company should be ranked on the first, because otherwise competitors / other nations can steal the ideas. That could lead to a large loss of profit. But on the other hand, nowadays it is important to present your company in social media networks to be available for a lot of people.
  9. 9.  http://lexicon.ft.com/Term?term=industrial- espionage  http://faculty.usfsp.edu/gkearns/Articles_Fr aud/corporate%20espionage.pdf

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