At Wilsons Detectives, we know that when you run a successful business the competitive advantage is what will make you better than the competition. It is what will make you more desired, more affordable and even more on trend! however, that will make you a target for envious competitors, and the higher you go the more they will concentrate on getting the low down on your success.
We know that these days there are an awful lot of ways that you can come under threat from competitors but luckily there are also a lot of ways that you can fight back! Hacking of competitors is something that is becoming a front line tactic in the struggle to get ahead of the game. And it is rife across every type of business, everywhere. There are dozens of cases that you could point to since about 2015 alongside many thousands of events that have never been reported. So hacking of competitors is just as much the order of the day, for businesses, it seems as it is for cyber criminals.
Areas that the competitor hacker might target are: · Intellectual property · Proprietary design · Financial reporting · Information on personnel · Data on customers The aim of a competitor hacker might be different but the tools are the same, and as the cyber criminals have already worked out, it is always a lot easier to attack than it is to defend. And there is also no need to engage in this themselves.
Not all hackers are bad guys
Not all hackers are criminals and part of corporate intelligence these days will include this kind of approach to getting the information needed to secure your place in the market and keep tabs on what the competition are up to. Many businesses are now learning that to be ahead of the curve they need to think about being strategic when it comes to cyber defense and cyber security. They also need to have strategy around · Hiring · Product Development · Finances · Sales and Marketing
Corporate hacking highlights this even more, where targeting is much more direct, and more meaningful and fundamental when it comes to the success (or failure) of your business.
Decision making must-have
We consider this kind of cyber intelligence part of the decision making process of business and if you think that you might want to know more about this very vital area of protecting yourself or using this kind of tool to gather for your own intelligence gathering, contact Wilsons Detectives for help and advice.