Counterintelligence & Operational Security Handbook
Book Review: Counterintelligence & Operational Security

Economic, political and technological transformations of the past decade have significantly expanded the scope of intelligence threats faced by the U.S. government, business and industry.

The expansion of multinational operations, digital information systems, wireless communication and web-based business practices all present new opportunities for exploitation by adaptive antagonists who need not step foot on U.S. soil to exploit security vulnerabilities and gather information. In short, our enemies have become savvier, hard to detect and even harder to deter.

Consider the facts:
- Over 100 countries, led by China, Russia and India, are known to be actively involved in intelligence collection efforts against the United States.
- Intellectual property theft costs American corporations $250 billion a year. Theft of intellectual property and trade secrets costs 750,000 U.S. jobs a year.
- The estimated financial impact of individual cases of economic espionage range from less than $10,000 to more than $5.5 million per incident, totaling billions in losses to the U.S. economy each year.

As the threat increases so does the need for all government, business and industry leaders to possess a basic knowledge of counterintelligence practice and operational security – and that is what this handbook is all about. Its goal is to assist managers at all levels in government and the corporate world in understanding the nature of the threat, increasing organizational awareness, and implementing effective protective strategies and countermeasures.

It is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference, which provides a logical introduction to the field of counterintelligence and operational security. It introduces a simple to follow six step process for developing an organizational counterintelligence and operational security strategy. It also serves as a comprehensive resource of best practices, checklists and tips for counterintelligence planners and security managers.

The handbook is an invaluable practical tool for developing workforce counterintelligence and security awareness, as well as training and education programs to enhance the protection of people, facilities and information.

The intelligence community warns that the threat continues to increase and that no one is safe. Government agencies are attacked on a daily basis and businesses large and small are being targeted. This handbook is a must read for all managers to learn how to protect their organizations and safeguard their staff, products, services and the nation.

About the Authors:

Glenn Voelz
Glenn Voelz served in a variety of military and intelligence community assignments, including positions on the Joint Chiefs of Staff , in the Pentagon’s National Military Command Center, and White House Situation Room. During his career, he commanded an Army counterintelligence and human intelligence company, served as Assistant Professor of History at West Point and as the senior intelligence advisor to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense, among other military and intelligence community assignments. He is the author of several recent journal articles and books, including Managing the Private Spies: The Use of Commercial Augmentation for Intelligence Operations, and Contractors in the Government Workplace: Managing the Blended Workforce.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College.

Lindsay Moran
Lindsay Moran was an operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency’s clandestine service from 1998-2003. Her bestselling memoir “Blowing My Cover,” vetted by the CIA prior to publication, went on to receive widespread critical acclaim. Ms. Moran’s articles and opinions have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Government Executive, Washingtonian and various other publications. She has served as a commentator on security and intelligence issues for CNN, ABC, MSNBC and Fox Networks, as well as other national and local radio outlets. From 2007-2009, Ms. Moran served as a Brand Representative for 3M Privacy Filters, making regular national media and corporate appearances to discuss Data and Personal Security in the USA and Canada.

Ms. Moran is a graduate of Harvard College (BA magna cum laude in English Literature, 1991; undergraduate commencement orator) and Columbia University (MFA in Writing, 1994). She was an English Literature teacher and a Fulbright Scholar prior to her service with the CIA.

Ms. Moran has lectured at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Yale College, the American Enterprise Institute, University of Virginia, American University, and various other colleges and universities. She also has spoken at numerous corporate conferences and literary festivals.

Currently, Ms. Moran works as a freelance writer and editor, consultant and speaker.


Category Book Price S&H Total
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U.S. Corporate and NGO $59.50 $9.50 $69.00
International $59.50 $50.00 $109.50


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