Foreign Spies and Silicon Valley

There was a fascinating story in Politico this month that detailed the real severe threat to Silicon Valley from spies especially from Russia and China seeking to steal intellectual property. The Politico Piece is a long story that was well researched, and I encourage you to read it when you have time. Here are two excerpts from the piece that lays out what these spies do and the challenges Silicon Valley Faces in identifying and curbing this type of activity:

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Tim Bajarin

Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. He is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others.