Investigation of trade secret theft for US utility company

On behalf of one of the largest regulated utility companies in the US, we investigated and confirmed allegations that a key employee had been exfiltrating large quantities of Critical Infrastructure Security and trade secret data, and transmitting them to the central government of an East Asian country.

CRA discovered that this employee had also covertly enrolled in China’s “Thousand Talents” program, an affinity group containing members who have been recently charged with theft of intellectual property and other white-collar crimes. Our findings assisted the FBI in carrying out a search warrant on the employee and were used to help harden the client’s information security environment.

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