Introducing the Personal Privacy Series

This series will cover the issue of personal privacy in the digital era. In particular, we will look at privacy from the perspective of protecting yourself, your family, and your assets.

It’s a common belief that if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide. This is a fine sentiment and makes sense at a glance. The problem with this idea lies in the assumption that other people will share your good nature. In this series, I will demonstrate that privacy is an important facet of personal safety and financial prosperity.

Most people don’t want to be hermits; I certainly don’t. However, valuing privacy does not necessarily mean living in the shadows. For instance, the most famous celebrities in the world must constantly find new ways to maintain a “normal” life off-screen. They employ PR firms, attorneys, and security specialists to cultivate their desired image and keep the rest of their life out of the tabloids. I use the term “exposure control” to describe this balance of privacy with publicity and social status.

You will learn about how current and emerging threats impact real people every day:

  • Android/iOS malware that is hidden or disguised as legitimate apps provide a wealth of data resold in a multi-billion dollar digital black market focused on identity theft and fraud.
  • GPS meta-data in photographs posted online is used for selecting targets for burglary, kidnapping, and extortion.
  • Constant changes to social network privacy policies and settings that reset to defaults with each update
  • Past mistakes stored as images or posts online impact employment and personal relationships
  • Criminals and foreign intelligence services use the information we share to target individuals and organizations while remaining undetected

Most importantly, you will learn how these invasions of privacy have physical consequences in the real world and what you can do about it.

Keep an eye on our blog for the next post in this series.

– Colton

 

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Greg Glassock

Founder & CEO After leaving Law Enforcement and recognizing a need for high-level firearms and tactical instruction to industry professionals, Greg founded Olympic Tactical & Investigations. He began networking with industry leaders and worked his way up to Assistant Lead Instructor for the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission Private Security/Private Investigator and Bail Enforcement Agent Firearms Division. He became a leader surrounded by instructors who had more experience but did not let that slow him down and mastered all the disciplines offered by CJTC. Greg then spent the next few years finding and vetting out those instructors with the same drive and ethics as his own to build a team of industry leaders of his own. He did not stop with Washington State when he reached the top he looked around and found other states with the same needs. He made a push into Oregon and California as well and now holds instructor certifications for the west coast. Greg is not only an instructor but holds credentials to teach and certify Instructors. Greg is active in the development of curriculum for private companies as well as state and federal agencies.

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