A corporate-espionage case in which an executive from electronics manufacturer, AMX Corp, broke into the e-mail system of the marketing firm working for a competitor Crestron Electronics to steal sensitive business information has rocked that industry.,

David Goldenberg, a resident of Long Island and former vice president in the New York-area office of Richardson, Texas.-based AMX Corp., pled guilty this week in a New Jersey courtroom to felony wiretapping in connection with illegally accessing the internal e-mail at Crestron’s sales and marketing firm, Sapphire Marketing, based in Woodcliff Hills, N.J.

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With more than two decades of security audits under his belt, Networks Unlimited President Harry Segal has seen it all. Here are the most common violations he encounters.

1. Users sending confidential files to their personal e-mail addresses. Oftentimes, employees will forward sensitive documents to their Hotmail or Gmail accounts so they can work on the files from home. However, more often than not, they use unsecured methods rather the company’s VPN.

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