COMSEC – Released!

COMSEC – Released!

I have a brand new book that was just released.  It is co-written with Justin Carroll and is a comprehensive look at communications security measures (COMSEC).  Here is a explanation from the back cover…

The most prolific, comprehensive, and intrusive mass surveillance device ever designed by man is the cellular phone you carry with you everywhere you go. This device tracks and collects a staggering amount of personal information. That valuable data is sold and stored indefinitely by an equally staggering number of companies, government entities, and data brokers that you never even knew existed. How is this data being used, and how will it be used in the future?

Communicating with loved ones, colleagues, and other people is a fundamental human necessity. In today’s digital world, the ways in which we communicate are convenient, instant, and often happen without even thinking about the technology that makes it all possible. The privacy and security of our communications, our movements, and our thoughts are also a cornerstone of a free and open society.

COMSEC uncovers the methods used by businesses, data brokers, and governments to harvest our data using the surveillance device that we allow into our lives in order to stay constantly connected. The authors share detailed first hand knowledge about the tools, trade-craft, and techniques used to mitigate and eliminate the threats posed by tracking our communications. These same tactics, taught to covert law enforcement officers, military operatives, and the clandestine community, are explained here for anyone to adopt into their own personal communication strategy.

COMSEC is a must read if private and secure communications are important to you. Choose the tactics appropriate for your threat model, or choose to take more extreme measures. If you are a government employee, service member deployed behind enemy lines, a journalist, activist, dissident, politician, shady character of any type, or a privacy advocate; COMSEC offers the tried and tested solutions that you need to know!

Available now on Amazon.

6 thoughts on “COMSEC – Released!

  1. Drew and Justin are two of the most knowledgeable members of the OSINT/OPSEC community I have met online over the past 2 years. Both provide consistent, credibly information on all this OPSEC.

    I consider anything these two publish a must read for those who value their privacy and anonymity. Waiting for this book with great anticipation.


  2. Thanks for the kind words BozRadio! We put a lot of work and research into this COMSEC guide and we hope it will pull together so many of the strategies and best practices surrounding this subject. Look for a release very soon and thanks for the support!

  3. @HFTI

    I’ve read all of your material, and I’m very impressed by the quality of your content.

    As a long-time reader and follower, what will individuals like myself have to gain from reading COMSEC that has not already been covered in your previous works?

    – J

  4. Thanks for reading and for the kind words! One of the most discussed topic during our live training with students is operational security with our communications devices. COMSEC pulls together the most effective techniques we have implemented for covert law enforcement groups and the clandestine community to achieve the highest level of COMSEC possible for those threat models. The book also explains the “why” in great detail in addition to the “how to” instructions for configuring your device. It represents a collection of knowledge and extensive research with real world implementation and guidance for best practices. We hope it will serve as a guidebook to anyone who values private and secure communications.

  5. I already got the book on Amazon today, but any plans to release the ebook as you mentioned in the preview book blog post? If so, when and where do you get it? Thanks for all the work you do and great free content you have.

  6. Friend, thank you for the support and kind words. The print version was released by Amazon today and the e-book (Kindle) version will be available very soon at a reduced price. The same link to Amazon for this book will give you the option to purchase both versions. The Kindle version took Amazon a bit longer to get approved and uploaded but I expect that to happen with a few days.

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