Personal Protection

3 CIA ‘Tells’ to Prevent a Mass Shooting

Greetings Everyday Spy, I recently took my daughter with me to the UPS store to send a care package to my mother.  In our family, my mom is called ‘Yaya.’ My oldest nephew started calling her Yaya in 2011 when he was first learning to talk. ‘Yaya’ is Greek for grandma, and even though our […]

3 CIA techniques to Survive a Mass Shooting

Greetings Everyday Spy, My son, Sina, is a 6-year-old gun enthusiast. We were recently traveling the eastern US heading to PA to visit family. We decided to spend a week camping in the Shenandoah Valley, one of the most beautiful places in Virginia. My son made fast friends with a little girl named Jane who […]

Ditching a Subway Stalker

Greetings Everyday Spy, This past April, a short-notice invite to New York City put me in a pickle.  I had to find a way to convince my wife to watch the kids, alone, in our 32-foot RV, for 2 days.  We were crossing through Virginia on our way to Maine as part of our national […]

The Spies We Buy

Greetings Everyday Spy, Every spy has one simple mission: collect valuable information. CIA taught me how to find, collect, and use information that others did not want me to have.      Information is power.       Information is leverage.       Information separates those who win from those who lose.  Some information gets protected by countries and corporations. There are […]

#SPYHACK: Powerful Passphrase

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! The number one factor in our personal security is our own choices and actions. After I left CIA, I worked on a Fortune 10 digital healthcare portal. A lady on the team with me was a stickler about online security and wanted every new user to create […]