France's Bull must do without its former defence ministry digital strategy chief
Regulations are getting tougher on private sector roles that top-ranking military and intelligence officers in France can take on after their retirement.
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The French Armed Forces are taking steps to redeploy its drones in the Near East. As well as its military interests in doing so, the French government wants to reassure Iraq of its continued engagement in the region, where business prospects are picking up.
The French threat intelligence firm Sekoia, which is preparing a funding round to finance its international expansion, prospected for Middle Eastern business at the GISEC cybersecurity expo last month.
US company NetAbstraction, which was founded by former NSA executive Barbara Hunt, aims to grab a share of the market for the creation of false IT trails for intelligence services carrying out cyber investigations. This market has been dominated until now by Ntrepid, a spin-off from cyber intelligence company Abraxas Corp.
French examining magistrates probing the sale of Nexa cyber tools to Egypt want to extend their investigation to Saudi Arabian contracts as well, a development that is causing concern among a number of companies that supplied materiel through the export office ODAS.