Thales and Leonardo fight for influence in Hanoi
Defence giant Thales suspects competitor Leonardo of derailing a major contract the group had secured in Vietnam. At the heart of the conflict lies a French hotel developer who was operating covertly for the Italian rival.
Italian cyber companies benefit from Israeli export restrictions
With Israel's cyber operators in difficulty because of restrictions on export licences, Italian cyber intelligence companies like RCS Lab and Negg are becoming increasingly busy on the international market.
Information warfare: Washington provides funds to counter Chinese messaging in Italy
The US State Department has given Italy's Istituto Affari Internazionali think tank financial help to contribute to the debate in that country on the risks posed by disinformation from the Chinese Communist Party. That was only the first operation in a wider-ranging US campaign to come in Europe.
RCS Lab attempts to revive links with Pakistan Free
Despite strained relations with Pakistan's security apparatus, Italian lawful interception specialist RCS Lab is confident it can make new inroads in the country, while spending in this field is set to decline at home.
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Ankara bids to get into space observation's major league with Impro
Young public sector company Impro, which markets the images taken by Turkey's military satellites, has set up a partnership with Telespazio to help it boost Turkey's geospatial intelligence capacity ahead of the eagerly awaited arrival of the Gokturk-3 observation satellite.
Memento Labs tries to get back into UAE market through local distributor SAT
The Italian cyber intelligence company, which was damaged by a hacking and leaking operation (HALO) carried out against it in 2015, is trying to get back into the United Arab Emirates market through fast-expanding local distributor Scientific Analytical Tools (SAT).
New Order of Malta leader Fra' John Dunlap inherits tradition of secret diplomacy
The Order of Malta is devoted to humanitarian missions but has also long served as a handy screen for discreet diplomacy and influence. Its new leader, Fra' John Dunlap, now finds himself walking a tightrope between providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine and nurturing ties with Russia's Orthodox Church, all under the Vatican's watchful eye.
Meloni draws on intelligence services to find new balance with China
To leave an opening for China without upsetting the United States, Italy's minister of economic development Adolfo Urso has been consulting with the intelligence services to explore new methods that could grant Italy greater autonomy in its security and strategic choices.
Intelligence services turn to academia to develop their economic skills Free
The Dipartimento delle Informazioni per la Sicurezza (DIS), which coordinates the intelligence services alongside Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, has turned to the academic research sector to help it train more economic security experts.
Carabinieri to take delivery of an OSINT platform from DeepCyber
An Italian Carabinieri unit combating organised crime has tasked DeepCyber with developing a complete open source intelligence system for it. In so doing, the unit is following the example of counterparts in other European countries, which are also looking to develop their own dedicated systems.
Dataflow Security sets up new forensics company in New York
Vulnerabilities reseller Dataflow Security has set up a company called Dataflow Forensics in New York. The new company will be able to draw on the US contacts of Dataflow founder Ofer Cohen, who is close to MAG Logistics boss Stephen Arbib.