New site tracks 137,981 people in the intelligence community

Every security officer needs to watch this video. At a conference last week in Germany, the founder of Transparency Toolkit gave a presentation on how he developed a program and website to collect data from LinkedIn of US government employees and contractors who self-identified that they work or worked on intelligence and surveillance-related projects. This database makes […]

Obama Lied How Osama Died

And now the rest of the story. . . . about the bin Laden raid and the aftermath. Read this article and make up your own mind–not what others tell you what you’re supposed to think and know. I never believed the “burial at sea” story and the explanation of bin Laden’s remains in this […]

Former DOE employee tried to sell US nuclear secrets to foreign country

‘My country for a Honda Civic.’ That’s how much a former DOE/NRC government employee thought the United States was worth. He walked into a foreign embassy overseas and tried to sell US secrets so he could buy a new Honda Civic. The price to sell out the country is getting lower and lower. He told […]

New Book on Nicholson Spy Case

Jim Nicholson was a GS-15 CIA operations officer when he volunteered to spy for the Russian SVR intelligence service (shortly after another CIA officer, Rick Ames, was arrested in 1994). One of Nicholson’s job was training new CIA operations officers, and gave their names to the Russians. He was arrested in 1996. Later, while in jail, […]

ISIS claims two of its ‘soldiers’ carried out attack in Texas

Coming soon to a suburb near you. DICE Principle: Believe in free speech. Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Attack on Muhammad Cartoon Art Fair in Texas (Wall Street Journal) Islamic State has taken responsibility for Sunday’s shooting at an art fair in Texas that featured cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the first time the extremist group […]

U.S. military personnel have been convicted of $50 million worth of crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

DICE Principles one, two and three: Do the right thing when no one is looking. Live with honor. Have integrity every day. Stealing secrets, stealing fuel, stealing money–it’s all the same and done in the same way through vulnerabilities, relationships, recruitments, wanting revenge, wanting to get rich quick instead of earning money honorably. U.S. military […]

RAY RECOMMENDS: The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower

This is the book I talked about at my presentation at the IMPACT Conference in Chantilly, VA: The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower by Michael Pillsbury UPDATE: Nothing like this has ever happened before — I tried every which way but Facebook security censors wouldn’t let me cross-post this […]

Government cuts security clearances by 12 percent

(Federal News Radio) Nearly 640,000 fewer people held security clearances at the end of fiscal 2014 than they did a year earlier, according to a new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. That’s a 12-percent drop in the number of federal employees, contractors and others with access to confidential information. The statistic alone […]

How to Create Awareness of the Insider Threat

(CIO/Ira Winkler) One of the legacies of Edward Snowden’s treason is that companies are now concerned about the insider threat more than they ever were before. He demonstrates that a single person inside an organization can devastate the organization. While technology should have caught Snowden, there is also the realization that his coworkers and managers […]

Insider Threat Awareness Growing But Action Lacking

(HStoday) Although the insider threat is on the radar for most organizations, many are repeatedly failing to take the necessary steps to prevent an attack, according to a recent report sponsored by SpectorSoft and conducted by the SANS Institute. The report, Insider Threats and the Need for a Fast and Directed Response, surveyed 772 IT security […]

Hacker Implants NFC Chip In His Hand To Bypass Security Scans And Exploit Android Phones

(Forbes) US navy petty officer Seth Wahle, now an engineer at APA Wireless, implanted a chip in his hand, in between the thumb and the finger of his left hand. It has an NFC (Near Field Communications) antenna that pings Android phones, asking them to open a link. Once the user agrees to open that […]

Owner of Defense Contracting Businesses Pleads Guilty to Illegally Exporting Military Blueprints

Hannah Robert, a defense contractor, did not protect technical drawings related to parts used in the torpedo systems for nuclear submarines, military attack helicopters and F-15 fighter aircrafts. She was willing to provide them to any foreign buyer — and she transmitted the plans via her church’s website to hide her activities. Not only that, but […]

Former FBI counterintelligence special agent sentenced to prison

Sacred Honor Lost: Special Agent Robert G. Lustyik Jr, a 24-year veteran of the FBI, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $70,000 for soliciting and accepting bribes. Using his position, he tried to derail an investigation into a company started by former soldiers suspected of paying kickbacks to win $54 million in […]

US Army National Guard Soldier Arrested for Conspiring to Support Terrorism (ISIL)

US Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, a U.S. citizen, was arrested at Chicago Midway International Airport while attempting to fly to Cairo, Egypt. He is charged with allegedly conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. His cousin, who planned on shooting up to 150 military […]

ASK RAY: What do you think about the TV show “The Americans”?

QUESTION: Mr. Semko, I was wondering if you have watched the TV show The Americans. It’s about undercover KGB agents posing as Americans during the early 80’s. Being in counter-intel around the same time, I’m sure you at least brushed up against this kind of thing. I was just wondering how accurate you thought the […]