A disturbing trend has developed in which foreign intelligence services, non-state actors, and criminals are increasing the use of intelligence collection techniques against global industry to steal valuable trade secrets and assets. Using nearly unlimited government intelligence resources to target businesses provides government-sponsored companies an unfair advantage in conducting business and partnerships in the global marketplace.
The theft of Critical Program Information (CPI) and Intellectual Property (IP) can bankrupt a company by compromising years of costly research and development, weaken the global economy, and threaten national security. The cost to industry is tens of billions each year.
Foreign intelligence services can exploit industry to manipulate companies and cause them to commit unfortunate violations and export controls and sanctions. To properly comply with export controls and sanctions requires a company to understand why the laws exist, how to comply with them, how to minimize the risk of government scrutiny, and prevent illicit acquisition attempts.
ECS Advisors’ staff served in regulatory, enforcement and intelligence agencies and understands every aspect of illicit acquisition, counterintelligence and counterespionage, and how to protect a company from illicit acquisition attempts on critical program information and corporate secrets.