The use of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, in the workplace continues to increase. However, these devices’ capabilities make them a prime target for espionage activities. Thus, employees need to understand mobile espionage and how to protect against it. In this paper, we present a teaching case based on two fictitious self-driving car competitors that educators across the world can use in information systems or business courses at the undergraduate or graduate levels. The case introduces students to FastTransportation Company (“FastTrans”), a fictitious American multinational car manufacturing company, who suspects its rival, Wheelz Corporation, a leading ride-hailing company, of engaging in corporate mobile espionage to steal and use trade secrets from its self-driving car division.
Sipior, J. C., Lombardi, D. R., Rusinko, C. A., & Dannemiller, S. (2020). Cyberespionage Goes Mobile: FastTrans Company Attacked. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 46, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.04614