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Targeted Industries

If your company has a product or service that makes you profitable, then you have been, are, or will be attacked.

Some industries are being targeted and are in particular threat of attack.

Targeted Industries Include
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Biotechnology has the potential to be used for a wide range of purposes, both beneficial and harmful. It can be used to develop new drugs and treatments, as well as biological weapons. It is targeted for its potential for military applications, economic gains, and social control.

Next Generation IT
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Next generation IT has the potential to revolutionize many industries and give countries a significant economic and military advantage. Targeted areas include Artificial intelligence (AI), Quantum computing, 5G networks, operational technology (OT), and the Internet of Things (IoT).

New Energy Vehicles
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New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) are of interest to governments because they may reduce their reliance on imported oil and improve environmental credentials. Commercial entities are interested in NEVs because they see them as a potential new market for their products and services.

Power Equipment
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Power equipment is critical to modern society. It is also complex, sophisticated and often connected to the internet. By gaining access to the design, operation, or security of power equipment, an adversary can disrupt or disable power grids, causing widespread blackouts and economic damage.

High Tech Shipping
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High-tech shipping involves the transportation of sensitive and valuable technology. Espionage of this technology can give foreign governments or entities an advantage in a number of ways. For example, they could use it to develop their own military capabilities, to improve their own commercial products, or to steal trade secrets from their competitors.

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Agriculture is a target economically and militarily. It is a major industry that supports the basic necessity of food. By gaining access to sensitive information about agriculture, including seed and machine technology, a foreign government could disrupt food production or gain an advantage in the global food market. By gaining access to sensitive information about agricultural machinery, a foreign government could disrupt food production or gain an advantage in the global food market.

New Materials
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New materials have the potential to revolutionize many industries, including defense, aerospace, energy, and manufacturing. Espionage groups are particularly interested in new materials that are still under development, as these materials are often not protected by patents. By stealing this intellectual property, espionage groups can gain a significant advantage over their competitors.

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Aerospace is a critical sector for national security and economic development. Aerospace companies create aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles, used for both military and commercial purposes. Espionage in the aerospace industry can take the form of CyberattacksPhysical theft, and Human intelligence, providing technological advantage in the development of new aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles and the military and commercial edge over their rivals

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Robotics is a target for espionage because it has the potential to be used for a wide range of applications, including military, industrial, and commercial. Countries that want to gain an advantage over their rivals will try to steal or disrupt robotics research and development. A rapidly developing field, new advances in robotics are being made all the time, and countries wanting to stay ahead of the curve will seek to gain access to the latest research and prototypes.

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Railroads are critical infrastructure that can be used to disrupt or disable a country’s economy or military. Railroads can be used to transport troops and supplies, and they can also be used to carry sensitive information. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile cases of espionage targeting railroads. As railroads become more critical to the global economy, they are becoming increasingly attractive targets.

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