counterespionage


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coun·ter·es·pi·o·nage

 (koun′tər-ĕs′pē-ə-näzh′, -nĭj)
n.
Espionage undertaken to detect and counteract enemy espionage.

counterespionage

(ˌkaʊntərˈɛspɪəˌnɑːʒ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) activities designed to detect and counteract enemy espionage

coun•ter•es•pi•o•nage

(ˌkaʊn tərˈɛs pi əˌnɑʒ, -nɪdʒ)

n.
the detection and frustration of enemy espionage.
[1895–1900]

counterespionage

That aspect of counterintelligence designed to detect, destroy, neutralize, exploit, or prevent espionage activities through identification, penetration, manipulation, deception, and repression of individuals, groups, or organizations conducting or suspected of conducting espionage activities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterespionage - spying on the spies
counterintelligence - intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
Translations

counterespionage

[ˌkaʊntərˈɛspɪəˌnɑːʒ] ncontrospionaggio
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Virginia Beach, VA, September 03, 2019 --(PR.com)-- ERII today announced a limited number of tickets remain available for the 2019 Annual ERII Counterespionage Conference.
The director-general of the intelligence ministry's counterespionage department said in a press conference in Tehran on Monday that the detained spies had been trained by the CIA and were captured inside the country.
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Google (GOOG, GOOGL) has established an in-house counterespionage team, the Threat Analysis Group, which is staffed partly by former government agents in an effort to battle hackers and bolster cybersecurity defenses amid increasing nation-state hacks, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing executives.The 27-person team, which comes as tech companies like Facebook (FB) and Microsoft (MSFT) form groups to keep criminals away from personal data online, tracks over 200 hacker groups that pose a threat to Google and its users by analyzing hacking techniques and clues to the groups' identities to ward off attacks.
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This law-enforcement approach to counterespionage requires public disclosure of sensitive information, something that intelligence agencies often resist.
The almost inevitable loss resulting from Pieter's choice makes Francis reassess his choices, resulting in Francis being trained in counterespionage and dropped behind the battle lines to help organise the resistance.
Unmasked by counterespionage, at the trial he will discover that Song is not only a spy, but also a man.