Counterintelligence can be defined as a process which prepares companies for the future by using systematical information management processes. This systematical process involves several fields including data collection, planning, data analysis, communication and management, enabling organizations to control the influence of accessible information on decision making processes.
Counterintelligence deals with several technologies and methods which are required to be implemented in order to prevent offensive use of organizational information.
Main purposes of counterintelligence are; preventing critical information from leaking to public, delaying the disclosure when prevention is not possible or outshading disclosed information. Also, counterintelligence may be used to avoid spread of information when disclosure could not be prevented.
CI team also works to designate important vulnerabilities of a company apart from evaluating and developing administrative security procedures. In this context, counterintelligence shall surely be applied as a multifactory system, as several vulnerabilities will occur due to the nature of everdeveloping 'security' concept. Incident and event based solutions shall be applied under the scope of a sustainable plan for the purpose of protecting company’s assets and access rights. This is the only way for a company to protect its critical assets which its competitors would want to access and to act proactively for any future threat.
Counterintelligence application process begins with acknowledging the necessity of counterintelligence measures. Company administrators, shall understand the nature of counterintelligence actions and shall consider counterintelligence requirements when guiding their business strategy.
People do not show the required care to the information they deliver outside, especially when they feel safe. In this context, an awareness training shall be implemented as soon as possible to train the employees about the technique that may be used when trying to acquire information from them. These trainings are vital for all levels of a company, from employees to administrators.
Following the clarification of present threats, employees shall be provided with required tools and technology, which will enable them to recognize any action which is intended to steal information involving the company.
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