The United Kingdom Security Service MI5 has an interesting little Quiz, to help pre-screen potential Intelligence Officer recruits,
Spy Blog disagrees with several of the "correct" answers to this Quiz. If these really reflect the MI5 Security Service Intelligence Officer mindset, then there needs to be some retraining as soon as possible.
N.B. if you have gone to the MI5 website, or have arrived at this Spy Blog web page through, say, a Google web search or through Twitter or a blog RSS feed and you have not bothered to take any precautions to hide or fake your computer's IP address and web browser details, cookies etc. from foreign companies and governments, then you should have, in our view, already failed the MI5 Intelligence Officer recruitment procedure.
Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member.
Unfortunately, we suspect that MI5 still does not take "cyber security" / privacy and anonymity as seriously as it should.
The Quiz need Adobe Flash to be installed on your computer to run and imposes an artificial time deadline,
You can examine the source material and the questions (with the "correct" scores for each option) at your leisure, at our Spy Blog answers - MI5 Investigative Challenge Intelligence Officer Quiz web page.
This fictional scenario involves some alleged foreign intelligence officers operating from their Embassy in London (see the Spy Blog London Diplomatic List archive). However, in real life, Counter-intelligence operations against foreign intelligence officers under "diplomatic cover" in London takes up only a small proportion of MI5's resources compared with Counter-Terrorism..