US Army soldier charged with attempted espionage

BAD DICE: A 22-year-old US Army military policeman, Specialist William Colton Millay, has been formally charged with attempted espionage. According to Reuters, Millay “knowingly making false statements to Army Counterintelligence officials regarding the full scope of his attempts to contact foreign governments and the nature of information he disclosed. He is also accused of soliciting […]

Trusted insider charged with corporate espionage

An local ABC TV news station in Chicago is reporting on a recent case of 2009 Cornell University graduate Yihao Ben Pu, a 24-year-old man holding both a US and Chinese passport who “was once a trusted technology employee at Citadel Investments, once of the world’s largest hedge fund managers. Pu is charged with attempting to […]

REPORT: Foreign Spies Stealing US Economic Secrets in Cyberspace

The National Counterintelligence Executive has issued their latest report to Congress on foreign economic collection and industrial espionage called “Foreign Spies Stealing US Economic Secrets in Cyberspace.” Executive Summary Foreign economic collection and industrial espionage against the United States represent significant and growing threats to the nation’s prosperity and security. Cyberspace—where most business activity and […]

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 […]