The London Eye, pairs of the latest jeans and MP3 players have something in common. The materials from which they are made come from many different parts of the world. Their assembly processes, too, happen in many different locations.
Engineering and manufacturing now rely on global communications to support global production lines. This means that product specifications and other sensitive information travels the globe, in manufacturers’ emails and telephone conversations. Competitors can hire the best hackers in the world to get at that information and use it.
- What is done to make electronic communications more secure from interception?
- How might the interception of such information affect people working for a manufacturer based in the UK?