To a modern business a data breach can have devastating effects. We have seen TalkTalk hastily bungle, Sage coyly dawdle and many more generally mess it up, it’s got to change. We don’t spend all day hunting these illusive beasts either, but we have had our involvement in both mentioned breaches and feel we could offer some public insight to the very elusive modern mishap.… Read more →
One advantage of running a small boutique consultancy is I get to steer the business activity towards subjects I personally find interesting. Throughout my career, I have always been fascinated with frauds and that is where my focus normally lies. It’s that magic-like performance for me that has a very similar feeling to the showmanship of great magicians. When you watch a magic… Read more →
Many times, when we hear the Chinese have recruited spies on US soil, they are normally Chinese-American scientists. Like most foreign intelligence services (FIS), the Chinese realized it would be much more valuable to have someone who could get inside the Central Intelligence Agency who perhaps wasn’t Chinese-American. Meet Glenn Duffie Shriver, a Michigan college student Beijing recruited to join the CIA in 2007. Although he failed to matriculate into the agency, he was paid over $70,000 to do so. American counterintelligence discovered this recruitment and prosecuted Shriver. Subsequently, in 2010, he was sentenced to four years in federal prison for committing espionage for a foreign government. The video above describes Shriver’s recruitment, the consequences of his actions, and subsequent attempts by the Chinese to recruit agents from backgrounds similar to Shriver’s.
Here are some resources to learn more about Shriver:
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