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Nightmare number 1


It really excites me as a consultant to be sharing discoveries that radically transform lives for the better, so I thank you for allowing me to uncover this shocking secret for you today. Read along as we uncover the dark side of information security that few managers think about until it’s too late. You ever find yourself wondering how bad it really could get if you didn’t protect your biggest vulnerability, the human factor?


Imagine for a moment that you’re at home relaxing, excited that your company is about to expand its business tomorrow, both in a new territory and with new products. The stockholders will be ecstatic with your move. You’ve planned this for months making sure that you have covered every detail and kept this quiet so that your competitors won’t have any idea what you’re up to. You’ve even put out a few red herrings to throw them off your trail. Everything is perfect and you’re ready to extend into the northwest territory. Nobody else knows how to cover that region since it’s unlike all the others for your business. It’s just inaccessible, and it took your brainstorming session for you to figure out how to make a fortune without also costing your business a fortune.



7:45pm. The phone rings; you look at the Caller ID and it’s your head of sales: “Our competition just announced that they are going to be moving into the north-western territory. I don’t have to tell you that was our idea first but now we’re screwed because we don’t just lose the surprise factor, we also have lost the territory to any real sales opportunities. HOW could they know our plans before we announced them?”


8:02pm. It’s them again: “OH MY GOD!! They don’t just have our future sales plans, they have our new product ideas. This is a disaster, I can’t believe that someone could simply get our sales strategy as well as our unreleased product schematics. We have the finest computer security that money can buy so how did they steal all our ideas without anyone knowing about it?”


8:07pm. You know who, again: “We are doomed. While trying to email our network administrator, the computer just froze, said we have a virus, reset and now every computer in the office says the same thing ‘Invalid Operating System, Please insert system disk.’ I have a feeling we have been set up for a major disaster. Is there anything we can do about this?”


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Don’t let this happen to you. Information security isn’t necessarily easy but it is simple and almost anyone can learn to use these prevention techniques in our classes.

This is one of many stories that you will rarely hear about since companies have to keep good public relations or else stockholders/partners lose their minds and the business goes kaput. Theft of passwords, medical history records, credit card information, shipping manifests, sales projections, financial reports, social security numbers, patent ideas, and much more information, free services and goods than you can imagine are all at risk when your employees aren’t trained to deal with someone who has their sights set on destroying you. Security awareness training and “alternate” security solutions are the only means of preventing these forms of attacks. The old adage ‘it takes one to know one’ fits perfectly because your average joe-schmo security guard or network administrator have little clue how any of this is done because even if they took special training for their field, they simply don’t teach this kind of stuff in their classes, ever. I don’t know if you have spent time wondering how secure your data is, whether you’ve lied in bed at night worried about hackers stealing all of your hopes and dreams, and wondering if there are any good solutions to mitigate the risks but I do know you must take action now. 


You’re probably thinking that the hacker needed to crack your password. Maybe, but they could have just as easily called up your assistant pretending to be your IT guy needing the password to fix your computer. You’re likely asking, “how would they be able to do that without me knowing?” and that’s where our training comes in. We’ll evaluate your company’s weaknesses and then give you specialized training to address them. We’ll show you how your IT guy could better protect your network, how your receptionists and assistants can know when they’re supposed to give out key information, and how you can beef up physical security. It sounds outlandish until you look at the number of Fortune 500 companies that have fallen prey to “phishing” and ransomware attacks that supposedly have some of the best IT departments.


The scenario above could happen to your company and the thing that is completely outrageous is that it could be done LEGALLY! Yes, legally, since some 97.3% of the techniques used by social engineers(people hackers) never involve them using a computer to intrude on your network, most of them don’t trespass and there are almost no laws whatsoever against one of your employees giving them the information they ask for, and, if that weren’t enough, the information that is asked of them will seem entirely appropriate to give to the person who is asking thereby bypassing your firewalls and technical security altogether. That’s scary, huh.This is information warfare we’re talking about here, not a “simple” cybercrime that can usually be prevented by the standard methods. Do they use surveillance? Do you need counter-surveillance? Preventing these techniques is crucial in many industries: banking, research and development, insurance, medical, billing, and especially any agency or business that has to be HIPAA compliant and realizes the consequences of a breach of your security.


Welcome to People Hacking. Committed to preventing industrial espionage, stopping competitive intelligence, reducing the effects of corporate sabotage and information theft one company at a time. We increase security awareness by outlining the concepts of how spies truly are everywhere and if you have anything to hide from anyone, your competition might be looking to find what that is. By analyzing your situation, most damage from attacks can be prevented entirely. Your competition could have someone invisibly and silently profiling your company to extract information or even sabotaging your whole business. Maybe not but do you really want to risk it and have it happen to you unexpectedly? Lawsuits are popping up everywhere from people who have had their confidential information stolen from companies that were supposed to be protecting it and new federal guidelines are awarding huge damages to these people. Wouldn’t you like the peace of mind knowing that your employees are working in your favor in this situation now.


If you were to invite yourself to really tune in to what it is that I’m saying in a way where you find yourself being completely convinced for your own reasons that this is really important, would that lead you to take action right now or would you feel yourself getting just a little bit more excited before you found yourself taking action?