Nest of Spies is an account of international operators conducting surveillance and carrying out costly and often deadly missions right under the noses of Canadian personnel — from businessmen with ingenious schemes to steal plans and materials from which they can reverse-engineer Canadian products, to cutting edge Internet thieves who infiltrate government databases and burst through bank firewalls, stealing records and tracking new Canadians from their home country.
Industrial espionage has cost thousands of jobs and billions of dollars. Ultimately, the responsibility to protect intellectual assets remains with businesses themselves, but are they prepared to face the task of working against a highly organized and professional foe?
This book provides you with advice on how to protect your organization from the dangerous and expensive consequences of international ill-intent, while giving a history of moles inside Canadian society, government, military and high-tech business.
Paperback, 384 pages
HarperCollins Publishers (March 2, 2010)
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: How the “Tired Old Whore” Became a Brand-New Menace
Chapter 2: Paul William Hampel: The Spy Who Loved Canada
Chapter 3: Even Our Friends Are Spying on Us
Chapter 4: Chinese Espionage: The Greatest Threat
Chapter 5: Cyber-Surveillance: Virtual Espionage, Real Threats
Chapter 6: Foreign Interface: From Manipulation to Assassination
Chapter 7: The Techniques of Espionage
Chapter 8: How to Protect Yourself… a Little Better
Chapter 9: The New Face of Espionage
Glossary A: Spy Jargon
Glossary B: Security Services