“What had been intelligence as a subject of study, a discipline linked exclusively to political and military use, is now” laicized “and begins to present itself as a subject linked to marketing, to the identification of market needs. It’s a chasing race: there’s someone who leads the group and others behind it to get in. The next step always goes in the same direction: I’m not content with chasing, knowing what my competitor is doing. The speed of economic cycles and the life of products requires knowing what it will do next. ” SPIE (ED. MONDADORI)

The prevention of corporate fraud, some necessary steps

secure recruitment policy
identification of disgruntled staff
secure reporting of suspects and alerts
access control in the company
destruction of waste paper
discrete internal research
checks on possible external electronic surveillance
use of private investigators