Inductive Observation – Watching & Understanding People

The following article is taken from Chapter 3 of my book Surveillance Zone.  The book gives you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into the mysterious world of private-sector espionage, surveillance detection and covert protective operations. Back when I was living in Tokyo, I met a fellow Israeli named Danny who became my closest friend during my years in… Read More Inductive Observation – Watching & Understanding People

Red Team

A Red Team is a non-hostile group or individual that challenges a system or an organization by simulating a potential adversary. This is done in order to uncover security vulnerabilities that are often not apparent to organizational insiders. The term comes from the cold war practice of US forces taking a Soviet, i.e. “red”, perspective.… Read More Red Team

Covert Operations – Common Misconceptions

This article will cover some of the more common misconceptions I’ve encountered among non-practitioners of covert operations (mainly those who want to employ covert operators). For those interested in getting tips for field operators, please check out my previous articles, Tips & Suggestions for Covert Operators and Tips & Suggestions for SD Operators. Overt—Low-Profile—Covert I… Read More Covert Operations – Common Misconceptions

How To Get Started With Physical Security: A Guide For Startups & Small Companies

This article is intended for non-security professionals who are looking for advice on how to get a physical security program started.   OK, you’ve gotten to the point where your organization needs to employ some physical security measures. Now, for most small companies, startups, VCs, foundations and family offices, having to deal with security isn’t… Read More How To Get Started With Physical Security: A Guide For Startups & Small Companies