Spycraft

Sex and Spies (Part I): 3 Ways Sex Boosts Your Everyday Performance

Greetings Everyday Spy, Living and working undercover is incredibly exciting. Hollywood spy movies make it look like every moment of a covert operation is dangerous; high-stakes and high-pressure. In reality, you know your cover is working best when nobody notices you. When you successfully ‘blend in’ to your environment, you appear as plain and mundane […]

#SPYHACK: Defeating A Government Blocked VPN

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I recently returned from a year living and working in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) – a Muslim country ruled under Sharia courts with no democratically elected government. I took my whole family to the UAE in mid-2019 on a private intelligence contract. If you know my […]

Beating COVID19 (Part 4): 3 CIA Travel Predictions

Greetings Everyday Spy, Life for my little family of 4 is not that different from your life right now. We spend most of our time at home and indoors (our backyard is a 4th floor balcony). My wife and I find creative ways to keep the children engaged and educated. And all of our food comes […]

EDJACKAL: A Spy’s Reading List

Greetings Everyday Spy, I recently traveled abroad to meet with a friend and former covert CIA Deep Cover officer.  The sensitive nature of his previous work and the fact that his CIA affiliation remains undisclosed prevents me from sharing his true name. But despite the long list of rules and regulations that keep officers like […]

Cultivating Culture

Greetings Everyday Spy, Jihi, me and the kids just celebrated 6 months living in the Arabian Peninsula! We arrived in summer 2019 and were absolutely amazed at the daily temperature. The heat, sand and security levels make for a very different lifestyle than what we were used to before we arrived. But the physical environment […]