ODNI warns of ‘human targeting’ in counterintelligence war

(Federal News Radio) Just because a federal employee or public sector worker doesn’t have a security clearance doesn’t make them less of a foreign intelligence target. In the latest video installment of the “Know the Risk — Raise Your Shield” campaign, which is backed by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center [under the Office of the […]

Chinese breach of govt data means YOU are a target

“Some of you may think that you are not of interest because you don’t have access to classified information. You are mistaken.” —Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive Dan Payne After hacking, government workers warned of potential fraud (AP) An immense hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could […]

ISIS claims two of its ‘soldiers’ carried out attack in Texas

Coming soon to a suburb near you. DICE Principle: Believe in free speech. Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Attack on Muhammad Cartoon Art Fair in Texas (Wall Street Journal) Islamic State has taken responsibility for Sunday’s shooting at an art fair in Texas that featured cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the first time the extremist group […]

Politically-Challenged Students

In cyberspace, no one can hear me SCREAM!! Take a look at this recent video of students smart (?) enough to get into college: More DICE Posts Obituary for Common Sense Navy Officer gets 6 years for disclosing classified info, failing to report foreign contacts Russian spy tried to recruit politicians and government officials Sacred Honor Lost […]

Flashlight app threat and the dangers of “free”

The following video is making its rounds because it warns people about the dangers of downloading free flashlight apps on your smartphone. The makers of these apps get your permission to access everything on your phone—and then that info gets sent to its makers in Russia, China and India. Nice. They could turn on your […]

New FBI Video on Espionage Recruitment: Game of Pawns

Game of Pawns: The Glenn Duffie Shriver Story video, dramatizes the incremental steps taken by intelligence officers to recruit Shriver and convince him to apply for jobs with the U.S. State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency.  Shriver Case: A Textbook Case of Recruitment Glenn Duffie Shriver seemed like an average college student—majoring in international relations […]

American tells how he was recruited to be a spy by Chinese Intelligence

Transcript: Narrator: Former American college student Glenn Duffie Shriver studied abroad in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. There, he became a target of Chinese intelligence services and crossed the line when he agreed to participate in espionage-type activity. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit espionage for a foreign government and was sentenced to a four-year […]

The Dangers of a Boring Security Awareness Briefing

DICE Man Ray Semko, the legendary security awareness expert, warns about the dire dangers to employees who have to listen to the same old security awareness briefings each year. Don’t be a victim of boring security briefings! Hire Ray Semko who will super-charge your employees to take security seriously. Request a DICE Security Awareness Presentation […]

What Makes a Traitor Tick?

He was the psychiatrist for notorious spy Robert Hanssen and interviewed him extensively in prison. David L. Charney knows better than anyone how Hanssen thought and even felt immediately after his long-term espionage was discovered. Did he feel remorse, did he worry about his family, did he care? The answers may surprise you. Charney has […]

Christopher Boyce Congressional Testimony

A three-part video of Christopher Boyce’s 1985 testimony to Congress about security at government contractors and effectiveness of security awareness programs. These videos are from 1998 episodes of CI-TV. Christopher Boyce had been an employee of a government contractor with a top secret security clearance and worked in a SCIF. He sold classified information to […]