This course meets all the requirements set forth as minimum standards for the Insider Threat Program established by the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), specifically to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security. All employees attending the training are provided access to SpyPedia for one year and will receive a weekly summary of insider threat issues.Learn more.
New: Strategic Assessment Briefings for Executives
Lieutenant Commander Edward C. LIN
(a naturalized Taiwan-born U.S. citizen) is being charged in a
court-martial of espionage, attempted espionage, and hiring a
prostitute. LIN, a signals intelligence specialist assigned to the
headquarters for the Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, had reportedly
passed Secret information to his Chinese girlfriend. He was reportedly
arrested during the Summer of 2015 and is being held at the Naval
Consolidated Brig in Chesapeake, Virginia.
1993: Steven J. LALAS, a former State Department communications officer stationed in Athens, Greece, was arrested in Virginia and charged with passing sensitive military information to Greek officials. He had begun spying in 1977 when he was in the U.S. Army, and until he was arrested, it is estimated he passed 700 highly classified documents.
"An unregistered intelligence
agent, under cover of being a legitimate banker, gathers intelligence on
the streets of New York City, trading coded messages with Russian spies
who send the clandestinely collected information back to Moscow. This
sounds like a plotline for a Cold War-era movie, but in reality, Evgeny
Buryakov pled guilty today to a federal crime for his role in just such a
scheme. More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, Russian
spies still seek to operate in our midst under the cover of secrecy.” - U.S. Attorney for the
Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, 11 March 2016.