Anticip circles cyber firm Bertin
Anticip, the private security firm headed by Richard Terzan and Cyrille Peguilhan, has recently explored acquiring Bertin Technologies. The cyber [...]
The DGSE (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure) is France’s external intelligence service. Operating all over the world, the agents of its operations department, or DO, and intelligence department, DR, have distinguished themselves recently in Africa and the Middle East. The service’s technical department, or DT, is France’s dedicated interceptions service, like Britain’s GCHQ or the NSA in the US.
In its annual report at the end of September, the Parliamentary Intelligence Committee recommended 59 amendments to the 2015 Intelligence Act. Some of the proposals are very different from those put forward by the MPs Larrivé-Kervran-Mis fact-finding mission in June.
According to our sources, several companies that work for the French intelligence community, including EarthCube and Aleph Networks, are preparing investment rounds. Both French and foreign institutional and private investors could take stakes, much to the consternation of the companies' government clients in France.
In the wake of official relations being established between Israel and the UAE on August 13, both countries and the US are putting pressure on other neighbours in the region to follow suit. Oman, Sudan and Bahrain are the priority.