Corporate spying has not gone away over time; it just has gotten more high-tech. If you run a business that has major competitors who are vying for the same clients and the same information, spying is almost an expected by-product. That is why you need to be aware of the forms of spying that happen in 2019, and how to protect against spying happening to your corporation.
Tiny Voice-Activated Recorders
The art of placing a bug is not gone; it has just gone high-tech. Instead of placing bugs that transmit data, one can now place a bug that records data. However, just recording dead air is not that useful, so companies place voice-activated bugs that only record when they hear a sound. This allows for more information to be collected and stored on a bug, which is than retrieved when possible by the spying party. A voice-activated covert recorder may also be used to record business transitions that are supposed to be private, as it is so tiny it is easy to hide.
IP Camera With Audio
Another device that a corporation may try to place in your offices is an IP camera with audio. An IP camera will send the visual and auditory information that it is picking up to remote servers over the internet. Spies don't have to be nearby waiting in a van to pick up the feed; they can attach to a Wi-Fi signal and use that Wi-Fi signal to transmit information.
Rogue Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Your wireless internet provides lots of opportunities for other corporations to spy on you. They can set-up a rogue access point within your wireless network. This will allow them access to your wireless network without permission. They can use this access to gain access to other devices using the same Wi-Fi signal. They can also use this access to install software on your Wi-Fi routers that can attack your internet connection and the information that you are sending via your internet connection.
A corporation no longer has to gain access to your building to place spyware. They can place spyware on your computer by getting you to open an attachment or go to a website that allows them to install spyware on your computer. Spyware can be installed on computers, laptops, tablets, and cell phones. Spyware can be used to record information and keystrokes from your device.
If you want to protect your corporation from modern spying, you should work with a cybersecurity consulting service. They will use surveillance countermeasures that will help protect your business from corporate spying. They can help make sure that private business development and ideas stay private.