US National Counterintelligence & Security Centre Launches Campaign to Help Guard Against Threats From Nation State Actors.

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has disseminated videos, brochures, and other informative materials to help the private sector guard against growing threats from foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries. “Make no mistake, American companies are squarely in the cross-hairs of well-financed nation-state actors, who are routinely breaching private sector networks, stealing proprietary data, … More US National Counterintelligence & Security Centre Launches Campaign to Help Guard Against Threats From Nation State Actors.

Moroccan Armed Forces to Modernise With Focus on Counter-Espionage

Morocco has launched a strategy to modernise its army, focusing on developing its technological and counter-espionage capabilities. The General Inspector of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, General Abdelfattah Louarak, gave instructions to military leaders in the Kingdom to implement a new strategy focused on manufacturing and counter-espionage claims the Middle East Monitor. Moroccan newspaper Al-Massae quoted an … More Moroccan Armed Forces to Modernise With Focus on Counter-Espionage

Legislation Introduced to Strengthen USA’s Ability to Combat Economic Espionage

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has introduced the Deterring Espionage by Foreign Entities through National Defense (DEFEND) Act, which would update the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) to better address the growing threat of economic and industrial espionage perpetrated by foreign actors. This legislation increases the damages available for victims … More Legislation Introduced to Strengthen USA’s Ability to Combat Economic Espionage

Spying on Canada: Commercial Espionage Threats to Canadian Business

Canada can do more to protect its businesses from corporate espionage, says a former head of the country’s spy agency. In an interview on Monday 17th December, with CTV’s “Your Morning”, Dick Fadden, former national security adviser to Stephen Harper and past director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), outlined the increasing threat of … More Spying on Canada: Commercial Espionage Threats to Canadian Business

French Official ‘Suspected of Spying for North Korea’

According to news reports, a senior official in the French Senate has been arrested on the suspicion of spying for North Korea. Benoît Quennedey is a senior administrator in France’s upper house of parliament in the department of architecture, heritage and gardens. He is also president of the Association d’amitié Franco-Coréenne (AAFC)  Franco-Korean Friendship Association in English. Judicial … More French Official ‘Suspected of Spying for North Korea’

British Student Jailed For Life on Charge of Spying in UAE

UPDATE: 27.11.2018 – Matthew Hedges is pardoned with immediate effect – and returns to London. Matthew Hedges, 31, A British PhD student of Durham has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a charge that he has always denied. Mr Hedges was arrested at … More British Student Jailed For Life on Charge of Spying in UAE

Japan to Provide Cyber-Security Equipment to Zimbabwe To Tackle Cyber and Transnational Crimes

Japan will be assisting Zimbabwe with cyber-security equipment so that the country is more able to tackle cyber-crime and transnational crimes. On 12 November 2018, Ambassador Iwado and the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the Hon. Professor Mthuli Ncube, signed agreements to this effect. The equipment will be used by the Zimbabwe Republic Police … More Japan to Provide Cyber-Security Equipment to Zimbabwe To Tackle Cyber and Transnational Crimes

Check Point Reports Vulnerabilities in ChineseDrone Platform

Security Flaws Created Potential For Hackers to Access DJI Drone Users’ Accounts Researchers at Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today shared details of a potential vulnerability that could have impacted DJI’s infrastructure, if exploited. In a report … More Check Point Reports Vulnerabilities in ChineseDrone Platform

US IARPA Seeks “Novel Approach” to Developing Spy Proof Rooms

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has posted an Request for Information (RFI) for highly innovative approaches to securing Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) One area of interest is advanced materials or techniques to fully shield SCIFs from unintended radio frequency (RF), optical, magnetic, or acoustic transmissions. … More US IARPA Seeks “Novel Approach” to Developing Spy Proof Rooms