Friday, February 22, 2013

Security Scrapbook Reader's Question - Spy School

Q. "I really enjoy your articles. Let me ask you: Would a spy school go over here in the U.S.?"

A. It probably would. There are plenty of people - from kiddies to Mitty's - who think spying is cool, albeit illegal. Training is probably not illegal, just implementing the skills. 

I educate my clients on spying techniques, just so they know what to look out for. Being aware helps them protect themselves against spying. 

Come to think of it, we are one of the very few countries whose government spy agencies do not support the private sector with the business intel they collect. Perhaps there is a spy school niche market, to help us level the international economic playing field. Hummm... Just don't have your Bonds reporting to HR or Facilities, like the security departments I see in some corporations.

Examples of spy schools, games and books... (game for kids)

Spy School (book for kids) 
Another Spy School (book for kids)
So You Want to Be A Spy (book for kids)
So you want to be an industrial spy? (rare, out of print)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the CIA (book)
Spy's Secret Handbook (Project X Top Secret) (book for kids) 

It's True! This Book is Bugged (book for kids) 
How to be a Spy: The World War II SOE Training Manual
The Spycraft Manual: The Insider's Guide to Espionage Techniques

The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception
The Spy's Handbook: Learn How To Spy On Anyone At Anytime Without Getting Caught By Using Spy Gadgets And Other...