Founded in 1986  by 
William M. Johnson, PhD

Business Espionage Report
(TBER) first Published 1986.

BECCA  was incorporated
as a Non-Profit Corporation
in June 1990.

The Certified Confidentiality 
Officer (CCO) Program was
established in March 1992. 
(Federal Register vol.57) 

The News 

August 2017

CCO PROGRAM UPDATES for September, 2017

The BECCA Certified Confidentiality Officer (CCO) Program was established in March of 1992 and is updated regularly. The New CCO Essay Test is a four-hour written examination that tests the candidates’ ability to evaluate, synthesize, and apply what they have learned in the CCO Program.

Candidates must answer test questions in written form by writing short paragraphs to:

Identify, describe and explain a problem

Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of a statement  

State why they agree or disagree with a published report

Identify the similarities and differences between items

Discuss the major causes of an adverse event

Describe a situation that illustrates a principle.

CCO Recertification
CCOs receive credits toward Recertification by submitting articles for The Business Espionage Report, BECCA Journal, and/or contributing to our other ongoing research projects. Recertification term is for three (3) calendar years and requires a total of 60 CPE credits per term for continuing education, authorship, and instruction, including Customized Independent Study.

For more information about recertification contact us using your CCO Registration Number for Identification.

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The “Security Strategic Command In Situational Prevention” Course is approved
by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff and also endorsed and certificated
by “Training Qualifications United Kingdom” (TQUK).

It is pioneering worldwide, within the framework of the UN and NATO. It will be
held at "PAPATHEOFILOS" military camp located near the city of Kilkis from August
28 to September 8, 2017, according to the order of the National Defense General
Staff. It is addressed to Private Security experts, Military and Police personnel, and
others within the boundaries of Security science.”

Editor’s Note: A presentation by BECCA Administrator John Kanalis at “Security
Strategic Command In Situational Prevention”
is titled “Intelligence Management”
and covers Operational and Tactical Intelligence.

Contact BECCA for more information.

There was an owl he lived in an oak
The more he knew the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard
O, if men were all like that wise bird

Anonymous poem in Punch, quoted
in The House of Owls (non-fiction)

Website Updated August 2017