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“There has been a drastic paradigm shift in this regard,” Fred Burton, vice president of Intelligence for Texas-based global intelligence company Stratfor told FoxNews.com. “The challenges posed by the digital age have led to a return to old-school tradecraft.”
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/05/in-era-high-tech-spying-old-school-espionage-is-on-rise.html
What some would consider "old-school" tradecraft is very effective in penetrating an organization and capturing valuable corporate information or technology. HUMINT, electronic eavesdropping and other non-cybersecurity related espionage methods often require much less technical expertise to accomplish in comparison to hacking a network, installing malware, etc. Bugging devices have become easier to use, inexpensive and the captured information can be collected remotely. The potential rewards for the eavesdropper increase at a much lower risk of being detected during retrieval of the captured information. If you suspect your corporate information is the target of spies, call us to discuss. Economic, industrial and nation-state sponsored espionage are on the rise. We can help you detect it and help you prevent future recurrence with our corporate TSCM services.