Common At-Risk Targets

According the FBI the following types of businesses are under EXTREME risk and are very common targets of illegal bugging, wiretapping, and surveillance:


  • Materials synthesis and processing
  • Electronic and photonic materials
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • High-performance metals and alloys


  • Flexible computer-integrated manufacturing
  • Intelligence processing equipment
  • Micro- and nanofabrication
  • Systems management technologies

Information and communications:

  • Software
  • Micro and optoelectronics
  • High-performance computing and networking
  • High-definition imaging and displays
  • Sensors and signal processing
  • Data storage and peripherals
  • Computer simulation and modeling

Biotechnology and life sciences:

  • Applied molecular biology
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Medical technology


  • Aeronautics
  • Surface transportation technologies

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