New Delhi: Corporate espionage has been made easy by social networking websites as a well-devised strategy can result in the leak of valuable business secrets by employees and ex-employees, according to a study by Cyberoam, the security vertical of IT company Elitecore Technology.
"You just need to get into the social network of the company, worse still, you just need to be an Internet search expert to get information that required ages to find," Cyberoam Senior Vice-President for Product Management Abhilash Sonwane told PTI.
He added that by tracking the social networking activities of employees and ex-employees, an intangible set of information about the company - such as core values, hierarchy, communication patterns, industry environment and employee morale - can be derived without having to physically enter the organisation. "Besides the intangibles, the tangible information such as intellectual property, financial information or even trade secrets can be available by monitoring the organisation's social presence," Sonwane said....more
04:04 PM, Nov 21, 2011