Mark Basil

Mark Basil’s security career spans nearly 20 years. He served in the U.S. Secret Service, working on anti-terrorism assignments and coordinating covert protection for world leaders. He performed security surveys and vulnerability assessments for those under Secret Service protection. He is now a certified protection professional. He teaches and trains others in security, and provides consulting in identifying security needs and developing security programs.

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Surveillance detection for journalists in the field

July 22, 2013 8:22 AM ET

Much has been made recently about the digital surveillance of journalists--and rightly so--but physical surveillance remains a key tactic of security forces, law enforcement, and private entities. These operatives are monitoring journalists, gathering intelligence on them, and potentially obstructing journalists' work or putting them at risk....

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