In addition to the social engineering and physical theft, which was an efficient way for centuries to come, company secrets the possibilities of data theft and cybercrime were added in recent decades. The fact that you can save almost four million pages of information in a short time on a USB-stick with 10 gigabytes, leave alone demonstrate the importance of awareness, as well as Know-How protection in the company. “The objective for economic and industrial espionage and subsequently the creation of manual Know-How protection for the Austrian economy” it was to make comprehensible this risk endangering the company and managers with data and facts. To show where companies the greatest risk potential for discharge of the Know-How is him and what preventive measures would be most effective to minimize the risk on the smallest possible factor. Proposed in the manual Prevention measures are presented and designed in a way that also small – and medium-sized enterprises without large additional financial effort to implement it. This aspect on SMEs to enter, was in the project of one of the most important parts. The Austrian economy consists of 95% small and medium-sized enterprises, which have the largest part of the Austrian know-how.
The first steps towards the sensitization, awareness-raising and prevention against economic and industrial espionage could be initiated with the implementation of the project of economic and industrial espionage and the presentation of the manual. Company-specific risks with much interest the visitors took the opportunity ExpertInnentalk used to ask for company-specific risks in the field of economic and industrial espionage. Key points of the questions addressed by the experts included the IT sector first and foremost. On the one hand, it could be shown on that legal possibilities referring only insufficiently can capture cyber crime with the currently valid legal situation. the social engineering by means of networks like Facebook, XING, etc is hardly verifiable and in this area a strong awareness of employees is necessary to get the resulting uncontrolled Know-How drain in the handle. New book for Know-How protection for the Austrian economy available now free under Hannes Steiner