With the Indonesian presidential election less than a year away, Huawei is trying to win the trust of certain prominent figures in the country. Its goal is to become the government's main cyber and 5G provider, much to the displeasure of the US and Australia.
This week, Intelligence Online explores the prestigious Cercle de l'Union Interalliée in Paris, historically favoured by France's diplomatic and entrepreneurial elite but where members in the business of security and corporate intelligence are gradually making their mark.
Intelligence and law enforcement heavyweights support the bid to extend Section 702, which opened the door to domestic surveillance without a warrant. GOP, Democrats, lobbyists and even intelligence employees appear divided on the matter. If not passed by the year's end, Section 702 will expire.
With the war in Ukraine taking up their energy, NATO officials have loudly condemned Russia. While alliance member states are in charge of logistics and the military response to the conflict, NATO is looking to consolidate its long-term position in Kyiv.
Canada is looking to beef up its scattered cyber capacities by pooling its resources with the US, despite the scant progress made on strengthening the countries' bilateral military command, NORAD.
The US is funding the construction of a new detention centre in northeastern Syria, while its local partner, the Syrian Democratic Forces, has been tasked with selecting suitable companies for the project.
The US defence giant Lockheed Martin is back in the running for a contract to provide Vietnam with an observation satellite. With the US willing to evoke ITAR to block the initial winner of the contract, Israel Aerospace Industries, and Airbus seeming to have fallen behind, its chances of taking the lead have increased.
The second part of our series on Burak Yahsi. When clients go silent on his commission, the Turkish sales agent and head of USI International, who has won contracts with Oman's ministry of defence, does not give up lightly.
In this first part of our series on Burak Yahsi, we look at how as head of the consultancy company USI International he has become a crucial player in the gas trade in Turkmenistan, all the while breaking into defence markets in the Middle East and Africa.
A British court has rejected a request from Belarusian facial recognition software developer Synesis to be delisted, opting to trust state intelligence over proof provided by the claimant. The decision has some sanctioned entities wondering whether it is still useful to hire private investigators at all.
British private investigation firm Ventham Consulting, which specialises in due diligence, focuses on probes into assets held abroad by members of Central Asia's financial and political elite.
Daniel Geifman, previously with Intellexa, has recently launched Totem Solutions, a firm exporting cyber solutions to Latin America. Despite the negative press it has received there, Israeli cyber remains sought-after in that part of the world.
A victim of the economic crisis and last year's crypto collapse, US private equity firm Thoma Bravo's losses have hit the cyber threat intelligence outfit Intel 471 and other firms in its cyber portfolio, under orders to slash costs.
Supposed to be the UAE's new cyberintelligence flagship, CPX is struggling to make its mark and hold on to contracts because of technological gaps at a time when other parapublic cyber firms are gaining ground.
Former French president turned consultant Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday paid a visit to Ajlan bin Abdulaziz al-Ajlan, head of the family-run conglomerate Ajlan & Bros, on the sidelines of his visit to Riyadh.
The US lobbying firm has been commissioned by a new Brussels-based NGO, Center for a European Future, to help prepare the ground for Minsk and Kyiv's EU integration. The think-tank is led by an experienced PR professional with strong ties in Ukraine but few contacts in Minsk.
At the heart of the United Arab Emirates' peace and defence deal with Israel is Dubai's Al Shafar family, a partner of several Israeli defence groups. As long-standing allies of the emirate's ruling Al Maktoum family, this clan finds itself at the root of a gentleman's agreement between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
France's political campaign-finance watchdog has questioned the far-right politician's €540,000 cybersecurity contract involving an ex-martial arts champion, former military officers and a supplier conveniently located in Switzerland.
Marc P.'s arrival in Singapore after six years serving as head of the DGSE's intelligence department should allow the service to ramp up its action in a highly strategic zone, one that it had largely ignored for years, as China places its pawns in South East Asia.