Counterespionage for American Business - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750670449, 9780080572963

Counterespionage for American Business

1st Edition

Authors: Peter Pitorri
eBook ISBN: 9780080572963
Paperback ISBN: 9780750670449
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th September 1998
Page Count: 144
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The idea of espionage has always carried a certain mystique, having grown its roots in the political and national defense spheres. Today, espionage must be taken seriously in the business arena as well. Having company secrets stolen by competitors is costly and can be lethal. Counterespionage for American Business is a how-to manual for security professionals that teaches secret methods counterespionage experts have been using for years to protect business information.

Secret techniques you will learn include:

  • Screening employee applicants; how to use standard screening methods to defend against industrial espionage and violent persons
  • How to design security education programs by teaching protection of critical business information
  • How to avoid liability

Counterespionage for American Business also names the foreign countries that are conducting espionage against American business.

Key Features

  • Learn how to protect your proprietary business information and reduce liability risk
  • Guidlines on how small businesses can save thousands of dollars


Security managers, infosec/OPSEC professionals

Table of Contents

Counterespionage: Your Mini-Manual
What You're Losing-And How to Protect It
Operations Security-Counterespionage Behind the Scenes
How to Protect Your People
How To Protect Your Automated Information
Principles and Premises-Advice From the Professionals
Three Formulas for Success


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About the Author

Peter Pitorri

Affiliations and Expertise

Over thirty years' experience in intelligence, security, research, and investigations, including fourteen years in private practice and nine years as an internal affairs investigator for the Department of Defense (national security issues). He lives in Virginia


"...this is an excellent primer for security professionals embarking on a counterespionage program. It will also appeal to readers responsible for information security, human resources, security management, and risk assessment." --Security Management

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