Ex-army chief Houghton gets busy in private sector
Former British Chief of the Defence Staff Nicholas Houghton, who retired last year, launched the consulting firm De Vinculis in [...]
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.
Toka, a startup that was discreetly launched by former high-ranking Israeli cyber-defence officials and ex-prime minister Ehud Barak, is aiming to be an interface between Israel's cyber industry and governments in need of cyber tools. [...]
Appin Security is no more, however India continues to be at the forefront of offensive hacking. After an in-depth investigation, Intelligence Online can reveal that the cyber-security firm Phronesis is now spearheading the Indian government's cyber-offensive strategy. [...]