The targets of spies are not just big corporations. Sports teams and sporting events are rife with confidential information and adversaries looking to get an edge on their competition. Here are two recent reports, one on spying concerns at the America’s Cup in Bermuda and the other on the Lyons rugby team .
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If your company has valuable assets of any kind- be it information, technology, even your own valuable personnel- you can be sure there is a target on your back for someone who would like to either bring you down or at least take part of your value for themselves. Not all enemies are cyber hackers trying to break in to your computer network or people walking out with a thumb drive of documents. Many may be insiders already within your walls looking to intercept any piece of information or communications they could use for their own benefit. This information could include executive schedules, hiring and firing plans, new product development and timing, or anything else they could turn around and use against you or sell to a competitor.
The recent discovery of a hidden camera in the city animal shelter won’t spur a criminal prosecution, authorities say, but is the subject of an ongoing internal inquiry, and it factored into the dismissal June 2 of longtime City Marshal Mike Harris. The discovery of the camera prompted a search of other city facilities, which turned up another concealed camera focused on an office/storage area doorway related to a specific loss prevention concern.
From the "the cover up may be worse than the crime" department: Chipotle accused of covering up for manager who put hidden camera in women's bathroom.
A recording device found in the Ray County, MO commissioners’ office. The device was discovered late Friday morning, May 19, just before a meeting among the commissioner, a prosecuting attorney, and the sheriff. The secretary discovered it lying on the chair when she was arranging chairs for the meeting.