Israeli cyber bounces back after NSO woes

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Israeli cyber bounces back after NSO woes

After the high-profile Pegasus spyware scandal struck Israeli cyber export champion NSO Group, Herzliya's cyber-intelligence industry has been seeking out new outlets where it may thrive, while looking to make itself more palatable in Washington. From new technical approaches like ADINT to a flurry of new operators (Paragon, Palm Beach Networks, etc.), Intelligence Online explores the sector's latest developments. 

Israeli cyber bounces back after NSO woes

Singapore, Thailand
Cellebrite culls Asia-Pacific sales team

The Israeli cyber specialist's head of sales for Asia-Pacific is carrying out a reshuffle of its networks in the region.

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Spy Way of Life | France
Beijing soft power takes centre stage at French Senate restaurant

Across the globe, spies gather in inconspicuous dens to meet contacts and hold discreet conversations. This week, Intelligence Online visits the Senate restaurant in Paris, where a Chinese delegation got its foot in the door for a soft power operation.

The Palais du Luxembourg, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, where the Senate restaurant is located.
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The Palais du Luxembourg, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, where the Senate restaurant is located.

Spotlight | Israel
Offensive ADINT is Israeli cyber sector's new secret weapon

Several companies run by Israeli cyber intelligence veterans are trying to develop their capability to deploy spyware through the use of targeted advertising. The technique offers major technical advantages.

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In midst of ramping up offensive cybertool development, Israel's Patternz taken to court

Israeli start-up Patternz, one of a small group of companies seeking to build a bridge between geolocation via advertising data (ADINT) and spyware, has been taken to court by the well-connected business development firm Improvate The Future.

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Key Israeli cyber players bank on Interionet

The Israeli firm that specialises in compromising connected objects is having a hard time breaking into the cyber-intelligence market.

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Rami Ben Efraim adds Planet Nine to growing cyber empire

Retired Israeli Air Force general Rami Ben Efraim is pursuing the development of his cyber businesses with his new startup.

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Cyprus, Israel, United Kingdom
London company FloLive maintains close connection to spyware developer Circles

New links have emerged between a FloLive shareholder and Tal Dilian, one of Circles' founders.

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Spotlight | Israel, Thailand
How Israeli cyber-intelligence firms break into the Thai market

Israeli cyber specialist Cellebrite recently opened an office in Thailand, where it is keen to keep selling its wares to the police and the Department of Special Investigation. By doing so, the firm is following in the footsteps of NSO Group and Nice Systems.

Technology made by Israeli firm Cellebrite.
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Technology made by Israeli firm Cellebrite.

Israeli cyber providers called to assist intelligence services

Since Hamas's 7 October attack on Israel, Unit 8200 has been closing ranks with ex-officers, who are now heavyweights in the country's cyber intelligence sector. The goal is to bolster Israel's technical intelligence capacities and to understand why the intelligence community failed to predict the attack.

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NSO helps buoy ties between Tel Aviv and N'Djamena

The Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group recently won a contract with Chadian intelligence. But it is also eager to maintain links beetween Chad and Mossad.

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Europe, Israel
Intellexa builds new cyber-intelligence empire thanks to rivals' dropped contracts

Cyber-intelligence veteran Tal Dilian is increasingly in the media spotlight after Washington blacklisted his companies, potentially hampering his rapid success over the last two years, achieved by picking up contracts from competitors beset by legal challenges.

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Israel, United States
Palm Beach Networks eyes Quadream's technology

The Israeli cyber-intelligence firm Quadream has relaunched its activities in recent weeks, hoping to sell its intellectual property.

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Israel, United States
Israeli cyber firm Paragon beefs up US subsidiary

Paragon, the new star of Israeli cyber, has started filling senior roles at its US subsidiary which it hopes will pick up new business despite stricter regulation by the Biden administration.

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Israel, United States
Crackdown on cyber intelligence spells boon for lobbyists in Washington

As the US government becomes increasingly heavy-handed with trade restrictions and sanctions on cyber intelligence providers, companies in the field are increasingly turning to lobbyists.

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Israel, Switzerland
Trade Spot, Israeli cyberintelligence firm Cognyte's Swiss-Cypriot relay

Switzerland is fast becoming a hub for cyberintelligence firms looking for European contracts and a quiet place to base themselves.

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Quadream's legal counsel Vibeke Dank close to Israeli defence ministry

Vibeke Dank, Quadream's outside general counsel, has a close relationship with the Israeli defence ministry, an advantage that she could leverage to help the cyber-intelligence firm sell its intellectual property.

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NSO's big data successor Bold looks to expand in Europe

Bold Analytics, which took over the big data activities of the Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO, is looking to develop its business in Europe.

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Cyberintelligence firm Blue Ocean's mystery clients revealed

The usually low-profile Israeli cyberintelligence firm Blue Ocean has been in the spotlight since obtaining export licences for a Southeast Asian country and a European country. Intelligence Online has the low-down on which ones.

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ADINT offers Israeli cyber a healthy alternative

While Israeli cyber intelligence firms struggle to find their footing under stricter export controls, business is growing steadily for local geolocation specialists that use advertising data, or ADINT.

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Israel, United States
Biden's anti-spyware order spells trouble for Paragon

In restricting the use of spyware across all federal agencies, especially software used by foreign governments, the US president's new executive order could make life difficult for the Israeli provider Paragon on the US market.

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