Bugs, espionage and the insider threat
Tony Kingham examines the how cheap, widely available covert surveillance technology is making corporate espionage by employees an increasingly urgent threat
Many agencies now regard the ‘insider threat’ as the most dangerous threat to the security of government organisations and corporations, and it’s not hard to see why. The proliferation of cheap, sophisticated GSM sim-card listening devices available on the Internet makes anyone with a political agenda, a grievance or a commercial motive a potential spy. They could be full time or part time staff or any number of contracted staff like cleaners, maintenance workers, builders or IT . . .