Canadian cyber specialist Octasic does business in Singapore via Kuan Fook Sing
To extend its reach in Asia, the geolocation specialist is drawing on a Singaporean-Malaysian entrepreneur.
As the West tries to step up economic pressure on Moscow, Russian intelligence service providers are looking for outlets in Asia. The small company Ammertex has become a favourite in Singapore.
A growing number of countries are turning to Singapore as a model for development of their space sectors, particularly the Gulf states, which appreciate the island state's image intelligence expertise. Behind the civil facade provided by ST Engineering, the defence ministry is the prime mover.
Six months after the official creation of Singapore's Digital and Intelligence Service (DIS), General Lee Yi-Jin is defining the defence ministry's role in the information wars while also heading military intelligence.
The Home Team Science and Technology Agency, created just three years ago, has spent most of its existence dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and now its director wants it to get back to developing Singapore's security and intelligence capabilities.
In the Asia-Pacific region, as elsewhere in the world, the aerospace giant has overhauled its sales operations in the wake of anti-corruption investigations. Its former salespeople have branched out into domains that are sometimes far-removed from the aeronautical sector.
The Dubai-based multi-jurisdictional investigation firm Gambit is now working with the Singaporian cryptocurrency tracing specialist MatchSystems. The two entities, which have already worked together on past projects, plan to pool staff, technical resources and even clients.
To improve its naval drone expertise, ST Engineering is drawing on the services of a small army of consultants, many with a US Navy background. Some of them recently joined a low-profile special purpose acquisition vehicle.
The Israeli open source intelligence specialist BLER Systems is expanding its presence in Asia with help from Ukrainian OSINT expert Alina Sobko.
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.
Paragon, backed by former PM Ehud Barak, recently landed a major contract in Singapore, confirming its status as the new star of Israeli cyber-intelligence.
The former head of French external intelligence agency, the DGSE, is opening an office in Singapore to help it expand its presence in the region. China is keeping a close watch, as are France's European and US allies.
BTT, the Turkish software firm exposed in the Hacking Team leaks in 2015, has resurfaced as Ikon Arge Teknoloji thanks to a mysterious Singaporean partner.
Abu Dhabi's cyber companies are queuing up to go to Singapore, which is fast becoming the advance post for the kingdom's cyber export efforts in Asia. Injazat and its parent company, Group 42, have followed Edge Group's example by setting up there as part of their Asian market strategy.
Anant Bindal, the Indian former CEO of cyber-intelligence firm Shoghi, which won a huge contract with RAW, wants to move into the Far East after founding Stratign in the United Arab Emirates.
Investigations firm Barber Mullan & Associates, which is run by a small, mainly British team, used to do most of its business as a subcontractor for larger firms, which are now concerned about the loss of this valuable support.
Geostationary orbit services company Infinite Orbits is aiming to provide in situ surveillance for space assets. Its activities will take it into competition with the programmes of the leading space powers, which are preoccupied with the need to defend their satellites.
By launching a new campaign against Chinese group Hikvision, Washington has forced difficult decisions on a number of countries that use the group's video surveillance systems, especially Singapore.
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