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To Catch a Spy With Author James M. Olson

Oct 4, 2019 | 13:30 GMT

James M. Olson, a former chief of counterintelligence with the CIA, discusses spycraft with Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton.

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What does it take to spot a spy? Not the old trenchcoat-wearing, cloak-and-dagger caricature of a Cold War-era secret agent, but the modern spy — the insider, perhaps — who can take down a business or betray a government with a digital weapon.

We hear a lot about how global corporations and modern governments are vulnerable to intrusion, even from their own employees. But what does a spy look like and how can he or she be caught?

In To Catch a Spy, The Art of Counterintelligence, James Olson, a former chief of counterintelligence at the CIA, says the United States needs to do a better job at stopping threats from Chinese, Russian and Cuban spy services. Olson shared some of his own spy secrets with Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton.

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