Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler


By Luke Bencie
Each business day, some 35,000 executives, scientists, consultants and lawyers pass through the nation’s airports to destinations across the globe. They carry, along with proprietary documents and computer files, the latest in personal electronic gear. Their goal is to further their interests, improve their bot­tom line, engage in transactions with foreign partners and maintain their competitive advantage.

That describes one side of what has become, along with terrorism, the biggest threat to the economies of free nations since the Cold War.

On the other side, carefully watching most of those travelers, beginning the moment they arrive at the airport – and often sooner – are uncounted numbers of espionage operatives. These individuals work for foreign intelligence services and economic concerns. They, too, are pursuing a goal: to separate international business travelers from their trade secrets. To succeed, they use many time-tested techniques to lure unsuspecting travelers into vulnerable or compromising positions. They also employ the latest electronic means to steal business information – often at a distance from their prey.

This is the 21st century, after all, and economic and in­dustrial espionage have become multi-billion-dollar en­terprises, utilizing a wide array of the most sophisticated means to obtain proprietary information. Luke Bencie is a veteran of this struggle. He knows intimately the threats business travelers face and how to combat those threats. In Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler, Bencie provides everything you need to know to protect yourself and your company from attempted espionage.

In these times, you can’t afford to be without this important resource.

152 pages, Hardcover 6 X 9, ISBN 978-0-9885919-1-2