The UK’s new offensive cyber unit takes on organised crime and hostile states

A new offensive force made up of spies, cyber experts and the members of the military is already conducting cyber operations to disrupt hostile state activities, terrorists and criminals, the UK government has revealed. The new group – known as Read More …

UK military to get biggest spending boost in 30 years

The UK military is to receive an extra £4bn a year over the next four years, the government has said. The money will fund space and cyber defence projects such as an artificial intelligence agency, and could create 40,000 new Read More …

Abandoned Hunter Biden’s laptop contained phone numbers for the Clintons, Secret Service officers and most of the Obama cabinet

The son of the man expected by many to be America’s next President abandoned a laptop containing a treasure trove of top-secret material, including his father’s private emails and mobile phone numbers, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. In an Read More …

NSA: Top 25 vulnerabilities actively abused by Chinese hackers

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) warns that Chinese state-sponsored hackers exploit 25 different vulnerabilities in attacks against U.S. organizations and interests. In an advisory issued today, the NSA said that it is aware of targeted attacks by Chinese state-sponsored Read More …

Cyber must be part of all-hazards national resilience: Home Affairs chief

Cyber resilience needs to be part of a coherent “all vectors and all sectors” approach to national security, according to Mike Pezzullo, Secretary of Australia’s Department of Home Affairs. National security itself also needs to be discussed more broadly, he Read More …

European Union: Regulation UE 2019/452 On Foreign Direct Investment Comes Into Application

As of yesterday, 11 October 2020, the EU Regulation 2019/452 of 19 March 2019 (“Regulation”) on the control of foreign direct investment is directly applicable in Italy. The aim of the Regulation is to establish a common system among Member Read More …

Chinese tech companies could face trouble in Europe

Huawei. TikTok. Who’s next? The United States government this week launched a new phase in its campaign to push back on Chinese technology firms, announcing efforts to block cloud and software companies from China from thriving in the West. The Read More …

US ‘Clean Network’ initiative bans use of Chinese clouds, names Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent as compromised

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has announced a “Clean Network plan” he says offers a “comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Read More …