DGSI launches post Covid-19 lockdown cyber-attack recruitment
The recent easing of the confinement in France has prompted DGSI's technical department, headed by Patrick Guyonneau, to launch a [...]
Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT, is the interception of telecommunications that has become an increasingly central part of intelligence-gathering. Depending on the country, SIGINT is carried out by a dedicated agency – such as the NSA in the US or GCHQ in the United Kingdom – or by specific departments in intelligence services – such as the technical departments of France’s DGSE or Germany’s BND. Edward Snowden’s revelations about bulk data collection by the NSA has created mixed feelings about the role of SIGINT in modern society. Since digital communications are increasingly encrypted, SIGINT needs ever more powerful calculators for decryption.
The timely launch of BlockTrace, a startup founded by a former Chainalysis Head of Training, comes as the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and other police agencies are looking for solutions in this area. [...]
Key geospatial intelligence chiefs who rose to prominence during the Obama administration, when James Clapper was Director of National Intelligence, are now working in the private sector while they await the outcome of next year's presidential elections. [...]