Congress looks to set up White House disinformation unit
A bill to create the working group represents Congress' latest move to counter the growing threat of malign information operations. [...]
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.
ISTARI, a company created by the Singapore state-owned fund Temasek, is investing in cyber firms run by former intelligence agents. Its latest investment, Prevalent AI, was co-founded by former GCHQ boss Iain Lobban and his former deputy Andrew France. [...]
US company NetAbstraction, which was founded by former NSA executive Barbara Hunt, aims to grab a share of the market for the creation of false IT trails for intelligence services carrying out cyber investigations. This market has been dominated until now by Ntrepid, a spin-off from cyber intelligence company Abraxas Corp. [...]
As the White House shows willing to reset relations with Riyadh, US firm Five Domains has begun, with help from several ex-CIA and ex-NSA agents, one of the kingdom's most strategic contracts: the fusion of all its military intelligence data. [...]
An advocate of private-public partnership and an outspoken critic of the United States' timid approach to cyber-offensive operations is poised to become the country's first national cyber director, a choice that gives a clear indication of the direction the new administration wants to take. [...]
FireEye continues to go from strength to strength in Australia despite unwittingly getting caught up in the latest cyber attack on the US. The firm was the first SolarWinds user to uncover that it had been victim of a sophisticated supply chain attack in December. [...]