This seminar, designed for a diverse corporate audience, has been developed using empirical data from SPYPEDIA to build the most comprehensive profile of potential corporate spies, and offers practical lessons learned and strategies to protect corporate assets.
RUSSIAN SVR SPY RING EXPOSED:
Evgeny BURYAKOV, a covert SVR agent posing as a banker in Manhattan, was
arrested and two other Russian SVR agents (Igor SPORYSHEV and Victor
PODOBNYY), operating under official cover, were charged as part of an SVR spy ring operating in New York City. SPORYSHEV and PODOBNYY attempted to recruit New York City residents as
intelligence sources for Russia; tasked BURYAKOV to gather
intelligence; and transmitted intelligence reports prepared by BURYAKOV
back to SVR headquarters in Moscow.
1989: Naval Investigative Services begin an investigation on Donald KING after
an informant notified the New Orleans office that KING was attempting
to sell classified material and aircraft parts he had stolen from the
Naval Station at Belle Chasse.
"This case is especially egregious as
it demonstrates the actions of a foreign intelligence service to
integrate a covert intelligence agent into American society under the
cover of an employee in the financial sector. Espionage is as pervasive
today as it has even been, and FBI counterintelligence teams will
continue to aggressively investigate and expose hostile foreign
intelligence activities conducted on U.S. soil.” - FBI
Counterintelligence Division Assistant Director Randall C. Coleman, 26
January 2015, following the arrest of an SVR covert officer posing as a Russian banker in Manhattan.