BTAC Members to Speak at Intelligence Conference
Intelligence Professionals Will Learn About Tracking Vulnerabilities
NEW YORK, NY – The Business Threat Awareness Council founders, George Karshner, and Tim Powell will address business leaders at the annual conference of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) in Orlando, Florida on April 27, 2006. Their presentation will help these professionals to understand the range and scope of threats facing business leaders at the executive and board levels.
“Mitigating threats to business is a key component of national security,” Karshner explained. “Most American business executives do not see defense [in this case, business counterintelligence] as a priority. MBA education and our market culture prepare them for generating sales, maximizing profit, and insuring ROI. Loss prevention and physical security are left to the overworked gentlemen in blue blazers down in the lobby. The higher functions of defense are typically ignored until a crisis arises, at which point the police or FBI are brought in --after the fact. Companies once burned in this way tend to take threat awareness and counterintelligence preparedness more seriously.” He added.
Although America's presumption of safety was shattered with the brutal attacks of 9-11, most businesses have done little to change their modus operandi. Tim Powell explains that “In many cases companies have hired executive-level security professionals, in some cases they have developed a coordinated approach, unfortunately in most cases, they are unaware of the range and magnitude of these threats.”
Business threats are both internal and external and take many forms. The BTAC group follows threat trends in many areas including, economic espionage, fraud, brand piracy, counterfeiting, sabotage, computer hacking, as well as physical threats to personnel and company property.
Karshner and Powell will show what businesses can do to understand these threats and prevent them from developing into economic damage. They will also share methods and resources for keeping a company informed about current and likely future threats.
About the Business Threat Awareness Council
BTAC is a non-partisan and non-commercial organization. BTAC meetings are forums to exchange ideas, alert others to new and existing threats, and to meet like-minded professionals for the purpose of strengthening the infrastructure of America's commerce. For further information about BTAC and council events please visit www.btac.us.
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