Spy Way of Life | France
The Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, a historic Parisian gentlemen's club opening up to the corporate intelligence crowd
All over the world, spies have their favourite hangouts for hush-hush conversation and impromptu reunions. This week, Intelligence Online explores the prestigious Cercle de l'Union Interalliée in Paris, historically favoured by France's diplomatic and entrepreneurial elite but where members in the business of security and corporate intelligence are gradually making their mark.
Corexalys wins Ministry of Armed Forces' cyber watchdog contract
Christophe Bobin and Valéry-Emmanuel Gosserez's company Corexalys has just won the Defence, security and action in cyberspace framework contract, which will help the Cyber Defence Command (COMCYBER) in the face of growing cyber threats, particularly from Russia and China.
London's Aperio keeps faith in Paris opportunities
Still hoping to carve a niche for itself in the French corporate intelligence world, Aperio Intelligence has overhauled its Paris office.
The Tech Times
Avisa Partners lands EU cyber crisis management contract, Lynn Herrick off to SS8, Dafna Messing joins Koios
Avisa Partners to work on ENISA cyber crisis management
Lynn Herrick takes charge of solutions engineering at SS8
Former NSO staffer Dafna Messing heads to Koios
Spotlight | France
Between Avisa and French intelligence services, it's complicated
Negative media attention on Avisa Partners, Matthieu Creux's corporate intelligence and influence firm, illustrates the extent of French government ambivalence towards the company.
The Corporate Intelligence Village Voice
K2's bill, security at Al Ula, International SOS, Caspar-Fille-Lambie, from CRG to EY
K2 waits for payment by ExWorks
Al Ula gets a new security consultant
International SOS take on EU officials' travel security
Caspar-Fille-Lambie details his lobbying at Babcock
Control Risks partner moves to EY
The Corporate Intelligence Village Voice
Ardian, Namea, legionnaires, Alaco, GEOS
French foreign office's Middle East head joins Ardian
Norman Ricklefs' Namea Group hires ex-US consul Frayne
Former legionnaires head into private armed security
Another key Alaco manager quits
Ex-CEIS and GEOS director Argyriou shifts into auto industry
Airbus and Thales rally networks of influence to reap benefits of European rearmament
Russia's war on Ukraine is set to swell European Union expenditure on defence. Airbus and Thales want to ensure a share of that windfall comes their way.
France sets up 'CIA' to strengthen inter-ministerial cooperation on crisis and threat anticipation
The Comité Interministériel d'Anticipation (CIA), a little known committee overseen by France's general defence and national security secretariat, the SGDSN, has been set up to coordinate inter-ministerial forward planning on security and defence matters. It should benefit French strategic planning - but also public spending.
France, United Arab Emirates
France's Yogosha moves in as UAE readies to launch bug bounty platform
The French start-up, whose international aspirations have primarily taken it to the United Arab Emirates, will be launching a new investment round with help from Ryder & Davis.
Paris La Défense business district hires ADIT to step up compliance
Subjected to possible controls from France's anticorruption agency, the AFA, public institutions such as Paris La Défense are starting to hire private compliance consultants.
Aleph builds network analytics tool for French military intelligence
The Drones project, developed in part by Aleph Networks, will help France's military intelligence analysts better understand network dynamics and monitor influence and propaganda operations. The tool will also be rolled out for use by the private sector.
Will Avisa Partners soon produce a talk show about its business?
Studio Majorelle has recently been approached by influence firm Avisa Partners to produce an online talk show about business intelligence, to be aired during the second semester of 2021.
CEIS on the roads of territorial intelligence
The company is expanding its activities in this growing market, driven by increasing demand from mostly local, but also national authorities.
Amarante/AESMA, CEIS/Avisa compete to supply Arab world expertise
Amarante International, the private security firm headed by Alexandre Hollander, is to focus on the Persian Gulf after obtaining a [...]
Will the private sector rescue the CIAE's psyops?
In charge of the French military's psyops, the Centre Interarmées des Actions sur l'Environnement (CIAE), based in Lyon, has lately [...]
CEIS to write Gulf report for armed forces ministry
The armed forces ministry recently entrusted a study on power circles in the Gulf to CEIS. The region is of growing interest to the ministry, as it is to the Elysee Palace.
Australia, France, Israel, United States
Western countries compete for cyber-capacity building initiatives
A growing number of Western countries are deploying cyber-capacity programmes to tackle cyber-threat in partner countries in the developing world. These initiatives also have an influence component.
Avisa sues Figaro over DGSE claims
The influence firm Avisa Partners' libel case against the daily [...]