Nest of Spies - The Startling Truth About Foreign Agents At Work Within Canada's Borders



"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.

Product Details

ISBN 978-1-554-68450-2
Paperback, 384 PAGES

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • 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