Royal Technology Solutions, Tahnoon bin Zayed's personal cyber integrator Free
National Security Adviser Tahnoon bin Zayed is strengthening his capacities via his firm Royal Technology Solutions by hiring cyber intelligence experts experienced in dealing with Emirati state entities. [...]
Former NSO cyber experts reunite in new startup Bold, backed by Israeli businessman Shlomi Fogel span >
In the wake of NSO Group's Pegasus woes, a number of the firm's cyberintelligence veterans have been snapped up by Bold, a startup supported by Israeli real estate magnate Shlomi Fogel, the CEO of Ampa Group. [...]
Israel's Rakia Group hires Rayzone founder to tap into US market span >
To bring his group's OSINT platforms to the international market, Omri Raiter has brought in several sales experts to join its Dubai head office, including Rayzone co-founder Ron Zilka. [...]
Brussels - EU picks Leonardo and Indra to develop European cyber situational awareness centre.
Paris - Big data analytics specialist Temno further opens France's Campus Cyber to intelligence.
New York/Mexico - OSINT specialist Social Links wants a share of Latin American market.
Doha - BAE Systems nudges way into US business networks in Qatar.
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Memento Labs tries to get back into UAE market through local distributor SAT span >
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). [...]
Israeli OSINT specialist Labyrinth closes despite support of former intelligence chiefs span >
Founded in 2018 by Israeli former military intelligence officers, the open source intelligence firm Labyrinth had heavyweight advisers on board in Tamir Pardo, Amos Yadlin and Roni Alsheich, but that didn't prevent its recent demise. [...]
Israeli cyber tsar Tal Dilian plans Tel Aviv return span >
The CEO of active cyber intelligence firm Intellexa, which hit the headlines in recent months over the use of its spyware, hopes to set up a new firm in Tel Aviv which would be an integrator of the full range of intelligence tools available. [...]
Riyadh challenges Abu Dhabi for regional cyber hub role span >
Saudi Arabia's efforts to develop its cyber capacities are starting to bear fruit, just as domestic business opportunities are starting to dry up for its neighbour and rival, the United Arab Emirates. The kingdom, which is determined to play a regional role, is using soft and hard power to boost its efforts to attract the latest technology. [...]
Meta threat report puts OSINT specialists under the spotlight span >
The US technology giant's December threat report highlights several open source intelligence (OSINT) firms, from Social Links to Cyberglobes and Avalanche, marking a shift in the relatively benevolent view of the practice observers have taken until now. [...]
EU supplying Georgia with cyber tools via UN and distributor SAT span >
The European Union (EU) has decided to supply cyber arms to EU membership applicant Georgia. It is supplying systems from Emirati forensics and cyber intelligence systems distributor Scientific Analytical Tools (SAT) via the United Nations Office for Project Services. [...]
German security sector eyes 2026 World Cup, Vigilant Labs recruits, Variston exposed by Google, Anton Ivanov joins Technology Innovation Institute, Jerome Pasinetti heads Rhea Cybersecurité France span >
Whether in SIGINT, GEOINT, OSINT or cyber, we report each week on developments great and small in the world of the technical intelligence providers. [...]