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Intelligence Operations

Live video training workshop, $155-$205 per person

Learn how to operate safely and effectively in environments where you are likely to be under the periodic surveillance of the host country's security and intelligence services.

Pakistani operative

What you will learn

In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the risks presented by intelligence operations and how to protect yourself, your team and your information from those risks.

Specifically you'll learn:

  • How intelligence agencies work
  • How to assess the risk from intelligence operations
  • How to manage your profile and activities to avoid being targeted by intelligence services
  • How to respond to surveillance
  • How to protect your devices when crossing borders and while in your accommodation
  • How to protect hard copy information
  • How to identify recruitment attempts and detect social engineering techniques

Training environment

The online workshop will be conducted in two 90-minute sessions. The first session will focus on foundational aspects of the topic. The second session will go a level deeper and include scenario-based exercises, providing participants the opportunity to put their new knowledge into practice.

This workshop will be conducted using Zoom. Not familiar with Zoom? No problems. We'll provide detailed instructions on how to make the best of the session in advance.

The format will be relatively informal. We provide plenty of opportunities for questions and encourage participants to share their knowledge and experience with their peers.

Who should attend

The contents of this workshop are ideal for individuals who routinely travel to autocratic or higher-risk countries, and whose role may pique the interest of host country or third country security and intelligence services. This may include:

  • Non-government organisations
  • Journalists
  • Security specialists
  • People working in sensitive corporate roles (strategy, R&D)

This workshop is designed for organisations, with class sizes of between 8 to 18 people. For now, we're unable to offer this training to individuals or groups smaller than 8 people.

Additional Details

Workshop location

For the time being, this workshop is conducted remotely by video only.


While there are no formal pre-requisites for this workshop, participants will benefit from attending the Protecting Information in the Field Workshop first.


This workshop will be delivered in English, and all course handouts will be in English.

Workshop notes

All participants will have access to a comprehensive set of workshop notes and accompanying resources.

Participants are encouraged to take their own notes during the workshop.


There will be no formal assessment for this workshop.

Your instructor

Your instructor for this workshop has 33 years of security experience in a combination of government, corporate and consulting roles. He is the author of multiple books on how to successfully operate in higher-risk environments.


The price for this workshop starts at USD $155 per participant (18 participants) and goes up to $205 per participant (8 participants).

Please contact us for exact pricing based on your numbers.


To book this workshop for your organisation, please register your interest using the button below.

Please include the number of participants and your preferred date and venue (for in-person training only).

To ensure an optimum environment for learning, the group size is restricted to a maximum of 18 people per workshop.