Eric O'Neill is the former FBI Ghost who captured the most notorious spy in U.S. History, Robert Philip Hanssen. Eric’s story was made into the feature film Breach starring Ryan Phillippe and Chris Cooper. Trust me, though, nothing compares to his real-life account of what happened!
I am a huge fan of shows like Homeland, 24 and The Americans. Eric's story - what it means to be a ghost, the art of elicitation, a typical day at the FBI, reporting to a handler (the only person you know on the case!), discovering clues, getting closer and closer to catching the spy and then reaching a life or death moment that will literally have you on the edge of your seats - is just unreal and something that you should hear!
You'll also learn Eric's ideas for how to protect your identity and his advice for those looking to go into cybersecurity. If you're like me with a real curiosity for what happens behind the scenes in government and espionage, this interview is for you!
If you like this post, I hope that you'll share it on social media with friends. As you'll see, Eric's story is one for the books and I hope will be heard by as many people as possible!
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