Corporate Espionage: What Is It, How to Spot It and What to Do About It

Part 1: What Is Corporate Espionage? This article is Part 1 of a 3-part series. The purpose of the series is to familiarize the reader with the most common indicators of corporate espionage and advice on how to combat it. This advice is a compilation of our experience at while investigating these types of cases. Corporate espionage, also known as industrial espionage or business espionage, usually involves one company spying on another for economic gain. It is not the same as economic espionage, which involves nation-states spying on each other’s companies. For more information on economic espionage, read FBI Launches Nationwide Awareness Campaign at the FBI’s website here. In corporate espionage, Company A gains an economic advantage over Company B by collecting private information that [...]