2006, a Russian secret service spy was expelled from Canada. In
2007, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) revealed
that China was implicated in as many as half of the ongoing
counter-espionage dossiers in Canada, with 1,500 spies operating
here. Allegedly, there are at least 15 countries involved in covert
operations within our borders, many of them ?friendly? nations such
as France and Israel, but all representing a serious risk to
Canadian security and economic interests.
Industrial espionage has already cost our nation thousands of jobs
and billions of dollars. Ultimately, the responsibility to protect
our country?s intellectual assets remains with businesses
themselves, but are they prepared to face the daunting task of
working against a very organized and professional foe? Nest of
Spies provides some answers and describes ways that businesses
can defend themselves.