Corporate America has become a frontline for foreign espionage. Yet executives, inside counsel, corporate investigators and security professionals seeking to protect their company’s proprietary information may find there are more immediate threats — much closer to home — to their enterprise and its competitive edge.

Corporate strategy, R&D, financials, and operational data may all be, to some degree, chapters of an open book. Major competitors – not covert spies or Chinese hackers – are the ones most likely to flip through the pages.

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About the Author: John Powers is director of Beacon Investigative Solutions and co-founder of Beacon Strategic Advisors. He has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Huffington Post, Competitive Intelligence Magazine, and The Legal Investigator. Contact him at or follow him on Google+ and @JohnPowersPI.

About Beacon: Beacon Investigative Solutions is a national private investigation agency that conducts high-level investigations for corporations, law firms, private clients and government agencies. Beacon also advises on competitive intelligence and trade secret protection through its consulting division, Beacon Strategic Advisors.