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
What follows is Chapter 12 of my new 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. By this point in the book, some of you are bound to start asking how you, too, can get in on the action and become… Read More So You Want To Be a Covert Operator
I had a great time on SOFREP Radio recently. For those of you who haven’t heard of SOFREP, check it out. These guys do lots of good and provide great content, insights and commentary. It was a true honor to be invited on.
What follows is the Introduction chapter of my new 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. Here’s where you can find it: Amazon & Kindle: http://amzn.to/2qJo9gq iBooks: http://apple.co/2qPJ9RP Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2sz6dFK San Francisco, 2015 It was still… Read More Surveillance Zone – Introduction Chapter
The Surveillance Zone book is out! Go behind the scenes of corporate surveillance detection & covert special operations. Get a first-person account of actual covert operations I’ve participated in. Learn the secrets of the trade, and discover a hidden world that’s all around you. Amazon & Kindle: http://amzn.to/2qJo9gq iBooks: http://apple.co/2qPJ9RP Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2sz6dFK Surveillance… Read More The Surveillance Zone Book
“Fail Often so you can succeed sooner.” —Tom Kelly. Mistakes and failures in surveillance, surveillance detection and special protective operations are things I write about quite frequently. I’ve examined them from every which way, explained how they look, discussed many case studies and talked about how to avoid them. One aspect I haven’t touched on… Read More Big Mistakes & Embarrassing Failures
Surveillance Detection (SD) is thankfully receiving increasing amounts of attention in recent years, as more and more industry professionals (and even some non-industry professionals) are waking up to its potential benefits. As positive as this development is, it does create the need to abolish some misconceptions regarding SD, and to better explain how it can… Read More SD Enabled Security
September, 2012. A cafe in Palo Alto, California*. Two men were sitting at a table and talking. One of the men was a former sales executive who had very recently been let go by a global IT corporation. The other man was the CEO and founder of that corporation, who had agreed to meet with… Read More Covert Operations – Lessons And Applications