The Spies Next Door

Illegals or "sleeper agent" programs remain as strategic, long-term, resource-intensive, and damaging to Canada's interests as they were during the Cold War. Technological advancements have made human intelligence operations easier to identify and counter, shifting priorities and resources to illegals networks. The most successful Illegals, Richard Sorge and Ursula Kuzinski, will be presented as an introduction to this most clandestine and highly effective method of espionage. 

Canada remains an ideal venue for illegals to legend build and operate. Case studies of David Soboloff and William Hampel (Montreal), Ian and Laurie Lambert, the Heathfield-Foleys (Toronto) will be examined as illustrations of the effort Russian intelligence expends on illegals deployment to Canada. 

The Ghost Stories network (the inspiration for the Americans TV series) with its Canadian twists, will also be examined. Participants will be presented with narrated surveillance footage of the US based network's operations which were hidden in plain sight.

Participants will be able to identify vulnerabilities in illegal network tradecraft and acquire an understanding of the policy implications for immigration, and citizenship.

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  • Participants will be able to identify vulnerabilities in illegal network tradecraft and acquire an understanding of the policy implications for foreign affairs, immigration, and citizenship, some of which were only recently resolved. 

  • This course is ideal for practitioners of security intelligence, strategic analysts, and policymakers. Anyone preoccupied with the threat of non-cyber espionage would find this workshop to be worthwhile, as well as those with a general interest.

Daniel M. Stanton served for thirty-two years with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, including twelve years as an Executive Manager in operations.

Mr. Stanton had a lengthy career in counterintelligence, counter-proliferation, and counterterrorism, with recognized expertise in human source recruitment, handling, validation, and training. A graduate of Queens University, he has an Honours B.A. in History and Philosophy.

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Illegals or "sleeper agent" programs remain as strategic, long-term, resource-intensive, and damaging to Canada's interests as they were during the Cold War. Technological advancements have made human intelligence operations easier to identify and counter, shifting priorities and resources to illegals networks. The most successful Illegals, Richard Sorge and Ursula Kuzinski, will be presented as an introduction to this most clandestine and highly effective method of espionage. 

Canada remains an ideal venue for illegals to legend build and operate. Case studies of David Soboloff and William Hampel (Montreal), Ian and Laurie Lambert, the Heathfield-Foleys (Toronto) will be examined as illustrations of the effort Russian intelligence expends on illegals deployment to Canada. 

The Ghost Stories network (the inspiration for the Americans TV series) with its Canadian twists, will also be examined. Participants will be presented with narrated surveillance footage of the US based network's operations which were hidden in plain sight.

Participants will be able to identify vulnerabilities in illegal network tradecraft and acquire an understanding of the policy implications for immigration, and citizenship.

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The Spies Next Door

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937

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Daniel M. Stanton served for thirty-two years with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, including twelve years as an Executive Manager in operations.

Mr. Stanton had a lengthy career in counterintelligence, counter-proliferation, and counterterrorism, with recognized expertise in human source recruitment, handling, validation, and training. A graduate of Queens University, he has an Honours B.A. in History and Philosophy.

Audience: 

This course is ideal for practitioners of security intelligence, strategic analysts, and policymakers. Anyone preoccupied with the threat of non-cyber espionage would find this workshop to be worthwhile, as well as those with a general interest.

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