In today’s episode, we cover social engineering and corporate espionage with Robert Kerbeck. Robert is the founder of the Malibu Writers Circle, his essays and short stories have been featured in numerous magazines and literary journals, and his new memoir, RU$E: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street, is a thrilling look into his career as a secret corporate spy.
Espionage has been around for as long as people have kept secrets, but what do corporate spies do to get information from unsuspecting employees, what should you be on the lookout for to protect yourself and your company, and how do you become a corporate spy?
What to Listen For
- Introduction – 0:00
- How do you become a corporate spy?
- How do corporate spies prepare for deceptive calls with competitors?
- Corporate Espionage Tools of the Trade – 13:36
- What is a false time constraint and how do scammers and spies use them to manipulate you?
- How do scammers and corporate spies manipulate you to get whatever information they want?
- How do corporate spies receive new assignments?
- The different ways Corporate Espionage is used – 31:24
- How do corporations use corporate spies to find new employees and executive leaders?
- How do corporate spies leverage fear to get what they want out of you?
In order to protect yourself from becoming a victim of corporate espionage, it is important to be aware of the tools and tactics that scammers and spies use. By understanding how they operate, you can be better prepared to defend yourself against their attempts to manipulate you into giving away sensitive information. Remember, always be skeptical of unsolicited calls or emails and never give out personal information or passwords without verifying the caller’s identity first.
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Resources from this Episode
- Robert Kerbeck’s website
- RUSE: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street by Robert Kerbeck
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