Operation Ghost Stories

Just in time for Halloween, the FBI has released documents, videos and photographs of their 10+ year investigation into the Russian SVR espionage agents operating here in the United States, codenamed “Operation Ghost Stories”. Ghosts, goblins, witches and vampires are nothing compared to the frightening reality of Russian intelligence officers spying against the United States […]

C.H.E.W.

No, don’t worry, I’m not changing the title of my security awareness program from D.I.C.E. to C.H.E.W. (would I have to replace the dice with a graphic of a mouth??). It’s  a short video on cyber threats by former White House official Richard Clarke where C is for Criminals, H is for Hackivism, E is […]

DICE Open Briefing: Fayetteville, North Carolina on 18 Nov 2011

Most of my speaking engagements are private so I like to be able to let you know when there is a briefing open to the public that you can attend. Here are all the details and I hope to see you there: – – – – – – – The NCMS Carolinas Chapter is having […]

The Value of Wall Street

Wow. Just came across this (click on image to see it full size) . It’s powerful and says it all about our nation of moochers and looters. Watch out, Atlas is Shrugging. If you don’t understand this, I highly encourage you to read the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. There is a reason this book, written […]

Introducing DICE-TV

For those of you who need a D*I*C*E fix, or security officers needing a quick awareness minute for their employees, or if you need to show a sample of my briefings to your manager, or if you just like looking at my pretty face (?), my D*I*C*E Channel on YouTube has begun. My graphics/video guru […]

Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Economic Espionage

From ABC News, 18 Oct 2011: A Chinese national has pleaded guilty to economic espionage for providing trade secrets from agricultural firms Dow and Cargill to the Chinese government. Kexue Huang, pleaded guilty to one charge of economic espionage before a federal judge in Indiana, admitting that while he worked at Dow AgroSciences LLC and […]

BAD DICE: American arrested for planning to blow up the Pentagon

A 26-year-old American, born in the United States, living in big house in an upscale suburb of Boston with his parents (an engineer and healthworker), was a star soccer player in high school and graduated at the top of his class, received a scholarship to Boston’s Northeastern University and graduated from there in 2008 with a degree in physics, and […]

BAD DICE: Jonathan Pollard – a spy for Australia?

It’s time to start calling them like we see them: Good Dice and Bad Dice. The first Bad Dice has to be Jonathan Pollard. It’s been revealed that when Pollard first starting spying, he provided classified information to — AUSTRALIA! But they turned him down so he tried another country, Israel, to see if he […]

Brian Kelley, counterintelligence expert, RIP

Brian Kelley It was truly a shock to hear that counterintelligence expert and instructor Brian Kelley unexpectantly passed away at the young age of 68. No doubt the toll of the years of stress he went through being falsely accused as a Russian spy played a part in his unfortunate passing far too soon. Michelle Van Cleave, the former […]

Ray Semko providing day-long CI training in Arizona on October 6

The NCMS ‘Valley of the Sun’ Chapter and Orbital Sciences Corporation. in Arizona are co-sponsoring a full-day of counterintelligence training on Thursday, October 6, 2011, given by security expert Ray Semko, aka The D*I*C*E Man. It is open to NCMS members and non-members. This training counts as eight hours of training towards NCMS Industrial Security Professional […]