Dr. Petrus Duvenage joined RIEAS International Advisory Board. Dr. Duvenage completed his Ph.D in Political Science at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 2010. His doctoral thesis, entitled “Open-Source Environmental Scanning and Risk Assessment in the Statutory Counterespionage milieu”, examines the utilization of overt information in statutory counterespionage practice. A conceptual framework for the methodological structuring of open-source based environmental scanning, aimed at the identification and assessment of espionage risks to national security, is advanced.