FBI Employee Pleads Guilty to Acting in the US as an Agent of the Chinese Government

(DOJ)  Defendant Collected and Caused Sensitive FBI Information to be Provided to the Chinese Government Kun Shan Chun, a native of the People’s Republic of China and a naturalized U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty today to a criminal information charging him with acting in the United States as an agent of China without providing prior notice […]

Defense Contractor Arrested for Selling Satellite Secrets to Undercover Agent Posing as Russian Spy

Gregory Allen Justice, 49, who worked for Boeing Satellite Systems, was arrested for his attempts to sell spy satellite information to a person he believed to be a Russian intelligence officer. (DOJ) A Culver City, California, man was arrested yesterday on federal charges of economic espionage and violations of the Arms Export Control Act for his attempts […]

Navy man admits to illegally retaining photos taken inside a nuclear submarine

(DOJ) Kristian Saucier, 29, of Arlington, Vermont, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill of the District of Connecticut to one count of unauthorized possession and retention of national defense information. The guilty plea was announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly of […]

DICE Security News Update – 2 May 2016

Former TVA manager admits Chinese government paid him for nuclear secrets (Knoxville News Sentinel) A former senior TVA manager has admitted he was paid by the Chinese government for nuclear technological information while working for the utility, court records unsealed Friday show. Ching Ning Guey has struck a deal to plead guilty to a charge of […]

7 potential security concerns for wearables

(Network World) Wearables are rapidly invading the workplace in much the same way that smartphones did. Fitness trackers, smartwatches, head-mounted displays and other new form factors are beginning to capture the public imagination. Sales of wearable electronic devices topped 232 million in 2015, and Gartner forecasts they’ll rise 18.4% this year, when another 274.6 million devices […]

U.S. Navy officer suspected of passing secrets to Taiwan, China

In this age of globalization, loyalty to which country can be a tricky thing. (Reuters)  A U.S. Navy flight officer with knowledge of sensitive American intelligence collection methods faces espionage charges over suspicions he passed secret information to Taiwan and possibly to China, U.S. officials said. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the […]

Security Violations

How many different security violations including ignoring and disregarding security and the advice of security officers can you find while reading about Hillary Clinton’s email situation? If a regular employee at your national security organization or contracting company did or said these kinds of things, would they still have a job? How much trouble would […]

Jury Finds Air Force Veteran Guilty in First Conviction After Trial in the United States for Attempting to Travel Overseas to Join ISIL

(DOJ) Former U.S. Air Force Airplane Mechanic Convicted of Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorists and Obstruction of an Official Proceeding A jury in the Eastern District of New York today found Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 48, of Neptune, New Jersey, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, guilty of attempting to provide material support […]

The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets

(FBI) Economic espionage is a problem that costs the American economy billions of dollars annually and puts our national security at risk. To raise awareness of the issue, the FBI and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center have launched a nationwide campaign and released a short film aimed at educating anyone with a trade secret […]

Encryption useless when OPM hires foreign contractors

Who needs to hack into a system when you are given the keys to the front door? Let’s cut to the chase of this Ars Technica article and highlight this info towards the end: Some of the contractors that have helped OPM with managing internal data have had security issues of their own—including potentially giving foreign governments […]