Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Corporate Spies Killing The CIAMay 8, 2008

A recent article (http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20080508.aspx) has stated that the CIA is having troubles keeping analysts.

The CIA is having a growing problem with their analysts and spies being recruited away by corporations. One unpleasant, for government intelligence agencies, development of the last few decades has been the growing popularity of "competitive intelligence" (corporate espionage.) It's a really big business, with most large (over a billion dollars of annual sales) corporations having separate intelligence operations. Spending on corporate intel work is over $5 billion a year, and is expected to more than double in the next four years.

I personally see the bigger issue GETTING analysts into Security. Not the CIA, but into companies with Critical Infrastructure.

Lets stop measuring Perception and look at QUANTITATIVE methods!

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