New boss Varun Chandra takes Hakluyt in hand
Varun Chandra, who was appointed to head the corporate intelligence firm Hakluyt in July (IOL 833), is continuing to shake [...]
The National Security Agency (NSA) is the US intelligence agency responsible for interceptions, collecting massive quantities of data and monitoring communications globally. The NSA has one of the biggest budgets of all the US intelligence agencies.
The October launch of the NSA's new Cybersecurity Directorate has placed the security agency as the US's main line of protection against cyberthreats, a rung above the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This extension of its field of action to include civil society also means the NSA will be involved in the many politically-charged issues looming on the horizon - the security of the 2020 US presidential elections for one. [...]
Launched by former Darpa and CIA experts, the startup Expanse is helping the Pentagon to detect the connection of unauthorised computers to its networks. Other companies, such as Israel's Axonius, are also positioning themselves in this marketplace. [...]