Security clearance holders are briefed regularly on security protocols and standard operating procedures. Unusual circumstances still occur, and we need to be prepared for those, as well.
A wise mentor of mine once advised, “There are two ways to guarantee you’ll lose your clearance: Fool around with money and morals.”
All cleared facilities have implemented programs to spot insider threats. Do cleared employees also know how to report suspicious behavior and potential leaks?
Security professionals dissect bombings as one would a corpse after a mysterious killing. They offer lessons learned and advice to follow.
Always remember to err on the side of caution. If you interact with someone whose identity you don’t know, report it. If you find yourself wondering, always report.
One successful feature of espionage is simply to take what’s lying around. What items are you throwing in the trash?
Do you know what happens to the documents you create? You may be leaving a paper trail that puts your company or agency data in jeopardy.
Here are a few examples of how your computer may be compromised while traveling.
The purpose of the FOIA is to allow Americans, or anyone who requests, the right to know what our government is doing on a given subject.
It’s propaganda. Yet it works. And it’s not a new problem. Learn how terrorists capture the minds and imaginations of young people.
In ways you’d never, ever expect, espionage has taken a stroll back in time to become even more effective.
Never allow another person to know something online which you would not tell them personally. Never tell someone personally something they have no need to know.
After a breach, everyone asks, “Could I have seen this coming? What signs could the spy have shown that I didn’t see? What should I have reported?”
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