Former Defense Contractor Convicted of Unlawfully Retaining Classified Information

This guy actually downloaded highly sensitive classified information onto a CD, labeled the disc “My Secret TACAMO Stuff” and took the CD home where it sat unprotected for years. REALLY?! He spent 18 years with a security clearance–did he never sit through a security awareness briefing? This guy and anyone like him needs to be […]

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the DOJ and FBI

“Sacred Honor Lost” by those in the DOJ, FBI and elsewhere that allowed this abuse of our American system to happen. Read the Memo: HPSCI Memo: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (pdf)

The Chinese Intelligence Threat is Real

The threat from Chinese intelligence is real. Here are cases just in the past year you should know about: 53 year old Jerry Chun Shing Lee, aka Zhen Cheng Li, naturalized US citizen and a former CIA Case Officer focusing on East Asian targets, who had been working in Hong Kong as a Security Officer […]

Former CIA Officer Arrested for Retaining Classified Information

If you just read this affidavit, a naturalized US citizen who was a case officer for the CIA from 1994 to 2007 retained classified information in his home. Just like Clinton, former CIA Directors Deutch and Petraeus, Harold Martin and others did. However, news sources are saying he may have given his info to the […]

NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Willful Retention of National Defense Information

(DOJ, 1 DEC 2017) Nghia Hoang Pho, 67, of Ellicott City, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to willful retention of national defense information. Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning for the District of Maryland and Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the FBI’s Baltimore […]

Defense Contractor Kevin Mallory arrested for spying for China

  Virginia Man Arrested and Charged With Espionage (DOJ) Kevin Patrick Mallory, 60, of Leesburg, Virginia, made his initial appearance in federal court today on charges that he transmitted Top Secret and Secret documents to an agent of the People’s Republic of China. According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Mallory, travelled […]

Hizballah Spies Caught Operating in the US

Here’s a list of some of the operations these spies conducted: searching for weapons suppliers in the U.S. who could provide firearms to support IJO (Hizballah’s foreign intelligence service) operations identifying individuals affiliated with the Israeli Defense Force gathering information regarding operations and security at airports in the U.S. and elsewhere surveilling U.S. military and […]

Navy Officer gets 6 years for disclosing classified info, failing to report foreign contacts

(Virginian-Pilot) A naval flight officer who pleaded guilty last month to violating the federal Espionage Act will serve six years in confinement. Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin, 40, also will be dismissed from the Navy under the sentence issued late Friday by military judge Cmdr. Robert Monahan, who deliberated for four hours. Monahan sentenced Lin to […]

What kind of security awareness program do you have?

SANS has just issued their 2017 Security Awareness Report. In it, they identified five levels of security awareness programs in organizations. Which level is your organization at? Non-Existent: A program doesn’t exist. Employees have no idea that they are a target, that their actions have a direct impact to the security of the organization, don’t know […]

Seven People Charged With Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets For Benefit of Chinese Manufacturing Company

(DOJ News Release, 24 May 2017) WASHINGTON – A criminal complaint was unsealed today charging seven individuals with conspiring to steal trade secrets from a business in the U.S. on behalf of a company in China that was engaged in manufacturing a high-performance, naval-grade product for military and civilian uses. On May 23, 2017, two defendants […]