KGB shield
KGB shield
The Moscow Rules:
  1. Assume nothing.
  2. Never go against your gut.
  3. Everyone is potentially under opposition control.
  4. Do not look back; you are never completely alone.
  5. Go with the flow, blend in.
  6. Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.
  7. Lull them into a sense of complacency.
  8. Do not harass the opposition.
  9. Pick the time and place for action.
  10. Keep your options open.
 
They were observed by US spy operating in the Soviet Union. The following set of rules where created to ensure undercover operation in the iron curtain. They target one thing: keep you safe in a hostile environment under constant scrutiny.

 

The Moscow rules can be used in the BDSM context for your own professional safety. You don’t need to be a public figure to run into trouble. Peoples can be really mean with you because they are jealous or want a promotion… I’m not saying you should be paranoid. But you should take special precaution to keep your professional life and your kinky life segmented.

 

The #METOO phenomenon show that your office kinky colleague can be a really bad choice. You don’t want to be hang without a trial because she is not happy you ditched her… So stay away…

 

If you want to protect your privacy. Just follow the Moscow rules thinking that the office is the KGB. Remember, it’s primarily a game to make you think. Simple rules like not using the office email for kinky chat is a basic security measure. Always assume that the office phone is tap. If you need to communicate use your own private cellphone outside the office…

 

I personally use “Signal” for a good measure with some of my contact and a privacy screen protector. That simply mean that when I send an SMS, it automatically encrypted and that my screen is more private when I get a message in the crowd. “Signal” also mean that I can call them using a “secure” phone.

 

Just play the game using the Moscow Rules and you will find how to handle your privacy.