We live in a global society. While your country’s economy may be stagnating or barely growing, someone else’s economy is probably booming. It’s no wonder your company is reaching across international borders to establish new business ties and revenue sources.

That’s all well and good. But you should also know that I’ve consulted for a number of companies that found themselves under an APT (advanced persistent threat) attack, only to learn it originated with foreign employees of the same company. I’ve even consulted with a few clients that discovered they had foreign spies working in their domestic operations. The risk is small, but it exists.

Even if no such skullduggery has occurred, most companies worry about it. After all, it’s common knowledge that Chinese APT attacks have been underway for years.

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