I am Andrew Bustamante, a former covert CIA intelligence officer and founder of the Everyday Espionage training platform. Ask me anything.
I share the truth about espionage. After serving in the US Air Force and the Central Intelligence Agency, I have seen the value and impact of well organized, well executed intelligence operations. The same techniques that shape international events can also serve everyday people in their daily lives. I have witnessed the benefits in my own life and the lives of my fellow Agency officers. Now my mission is to share that knowledge with all people. Some will listen, some will not. But the future has always been shaped by those who learn. I have been verified privately by the IAMA moderators.
FAREWELL: I am humbled by the dialogue and disappointed that I couldn't keep up with the questions. I did my best, but you all outpaced me consistently to the end and beyond! Well done, all - reach out anytime and we'll keep the information flowing together.
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, we are continuing the discussion on a dedicated subreddit! See you at r/EverydayEspionage!