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IMA Webinar Broadcast: Insider Threat – Corporate Espionage & Theft of Intellectual Property

March 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Insider Threat risks are real and have become more and more prevalent in critical infrastructure sectors. In this course we will cover corporate espionage and theft of intellectual property threats – one of the biggest threats to the United States of America. Nation states are now weaponizing traditional spy tradecraft in furtherance of their economic goals against US companies and their innovations. This class will outline the threat actors, their tactics, exfiltration methods, and best practices on how to protect against IP theft. Also covered will be espionage 101, the human intelligence (HUMINT) cycle as well as best practices while travelling for business. The protection of critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) starts with awareness and prevention of these types of threats.


  • Espionage 101
    •  Industrial Espionage
    • Economic Espionage
    • Foreign Espionage
  • HUMINT cycle
  • Economic losses
  • Why Spy?
  • Case Studies
  • Exfiltration Methods
  • Theft of IP
  • Nation State actors
  • Detection, Mitigation and Prevention

SME is a decorated Intelligence Officer and certified Case Officer and alumni of the CIA’s iconic training facility; she spent nearly a decade with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) conducting clandestine Human Intelligence (HUMINT) operations all over the world, including four combat zone tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. She specializes in Insider Threat program management & Insider Threats.

Who Can Attend:
Open only to vetted InfraGard members.

Target Audience:
Target audience are Critical Infrastructure Protection and Key Resource (CIKR) Partners, InfraGard members, Crime Analysts, Fortune 500 Security Directors and Chief Information Officers, Criminal Intelligence Analysts and Fusion Center partners and law enforcement.