The transportation industry is facing new and emerging challenges in the future that will dramatically reshape transportation priorities and needs. Improvements in environmental performance and streamlining of business models need to be made in order to survive the economic downturn and retain a competitive advantage. Corporate espionage awareness is a must if organisations within the sector are to survive and thrive.
The current business challenges facing the transportation industry derive from the impacts of major global trends, such as climate change, changes in the cost of fuels and new technology and from domestic trends, such as changing demographics and lifestyle expectations, changes in land use patterns and limitations in current transportation finance methods.
More specifically, against the backdrop of economic slowdown and the additional business pressures brought on by global recession, transportation businesses typically face day-to-day issues such as:
- The ever-increasing demand to meet supply chain security initiatives
- The need to protect company confidential information and assets
- Constantly increasing requirements with environmental, security and sustainability issues
- Addressing infrastructure issues and how they impact on logistics operations and security
- Significant changes to Customs’ procedures throughout the European Union
- Facing up to overly complex government legislation that impacts negatively on business
Our extensive experience in providing strategic board level support to global corporations has helped many of our transport industry clients to realise the value of having peace of mind in outsourcing their business resilience planning to Esoteric. Our clients are able to concentrate on core business activity, safe in the knowledge that the threat of attempted or actual attacks from competitors, criminals and terrorists has been minimised.
Investment Bank Chooses Innovative Counter Surveillance Partner
The financial services industry has been at the forefront of many high-profile corporate espionage cases over recent years and banks and other financial institutions remain the most targeted among hackers.
A leading international investment bank, with a presence in most major markets around the world, was reviewing the provision of its TSCM services, which had long formed the basis of its counter-espionage strategy. The company invited TSCM suppliers to tender for the company’s counter-surveillance requirements.
Esoteric were awarded the contract to support the organisation by providing an innovative and effective security and counter espionage strategy that included a range of solutions that would deliver sufficient flexibility to meet the ever-changing needs of the business. In addition to regular TSCM inspections of the most sensitive areas, bespoke training was provided to the company’s security personnel that enabled them to carry out interim physical searches in support of the TSCM inspections.
Value add, security briefings were provided to key personnel and an educational campaign was introduced to deliver awareness to the wider staff population in the form of regular roadshows. Finally, Esoteric’s permanent countermeasures sensor E -Room, was installed within the organisations boardroom, where the most sensitive of conversations were deemed to take place which delivered 24/7 protection from eavesdropping.
This multi-dimensional strategic approach provided great protection to the organisation, whilst delivering improved efficiencies and a return on investment. The new in-house capability not only supported the organisations overall counter surveillance strategy but provided the organisation with greater confidence. The strategy was reviewed quarterly to ensure that it was fit for purpose and aligned to the organisations objectives at all times.