Business Espionage Countermeasures South Africa (BECSA)
was founded in October 2011. It is a voluntary professional association for individuals with an interest in countering corporate espionage and who recognise the uniqueness of the task in the corporate environment.

BECSABECSA was formed to coordinate and promote business counterintelligence and business espionage countermeasures in South Africa in a constructive and positive manner.

The association was founded by members of Corporate Business Insight & Awareness (CBIA) and other leading local information protection specialists to provide a forum for those interested in promoting corporate countermeasures and protecting their organisations.

BECSA aims to become the authoritative industry voice to introduce and promote business espionage countermeasures in South Africa. It further aims to bring countermeasures experts together in a formal network to establish protocols, controls and guidelines to South African corporations and businesses to counter to growing threat of business espionage.

BECSA members are professionals experienced in the protection of critical business secrets and intellectual property. Members are business managers, counter espionage and security experts, technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) experts, consultants, legal professionals and other professionals concerned with business espionage.

Many businesses now use information and intelligence in a legal and responsible manner to uncover what their competitors are doing, to compare themselves to other organisations and to make informed decisions. Unfortunately the evidence is piling up that more and more businesses make use of unethical and illegal means (espionage) to gather information about their competitors.

Most businesses are not equipped to prevent to prevent corporate espionage and need help. The purpose of BECSA is to provide help and solutions through research, the exchange of information about the threat that corporate espionage poses, countermeasures and solutions.

There are various opportunities for those interested in becoming involved to help the association grow. The privilege to meet with one’s associates and to be able to have network conversations is a way of contributing and learning a great deal about business information protection issues.

BECSA plans to provide members with the opportunity to network through discussion circles, road shows, workshops, association meetings and other events. The members communicate via a Linkedin group, a newsletter, publications, case studies, presentations and interactive dialogue. It is an educational resource for its members and helps them to conduct countermeasures successfully.


Last Updated (Monday, 02 December 2013 17:29)


BECSA has its own discussion group for members on Linkedin,

see http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4390679&trk=hb_side_g


Last Updated (Thursday, 22 May 2014 18:48)

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BECSA formed strategic partnerships with the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre) and the Espionage Research Institute International (ERII) both from Washington DC, USA.


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