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Iran’s Cyber Threat Increasing Says Accenture Report

U.S. cyber security company Accenture assesses that Iran is likely to carry out cyber-attacks against other Middle Eastern countries, as well as Europe and the United States, if it comes under extreme economic pressure. With a sclerotic economy and the recent imposition of tough U.S. sanctions following Washington’s withdrawal from …

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Iran Hijacks Global Telegram App Traffic Prior To National Protest

Information from global users of the encrypted messenger app Telegram was purposefully directed through Iranian networks on Monday, 30 July 2018, according to several media reports. In what appears to have been a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijack of global Telegram traffic by the Iranian state’s telecommunications company – the …

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Saudi Arabia And Pakistan Explore Possible Cyber And AI Cooperation

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, met with Haitham A. Al-Ohali, the Saudi Arabian vice minister of communications and information technology, at his office in Riyadh on 24 July 2018, according to a report in the Saudi Gazette. The meeting included discussion on the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Securing Sovereign Data: Balancing and Spreading Risk On Earth and In Space

With growing geopolitical risk, a stricter regulatory environment, and new technologies such as Blockchain, how and where sovereign data is stored and accessed is an increasingly important issue for governments and companies. ThorGroup Chairman and President Dr. John B. Sheldon examines the security claims of new diplomatic and commercial concepts for storing sovereign data …

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Saudi Arabia Partners With Northrop Grumman for CyberArabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Saud University and the Northrop Grumman Corporation are joining hands for CyberArabia to foster innovation in cyber security among Saudi university students. The third annual cyber security workshop and competition, CyberArabia, held October 11-12, 2017, is part of the company’s global commitment to cyber education and workforce …

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Inmarsat Offers Risk Assessment for Maritime Cyber Security Working Group

Inmarsat is giving its full backing to a new Joint Working Group (JWG) formed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to develop a coordinated position on cybercrime and its prevention.  One of the maritime industry’s leading commercial satellite service providers said that stakeholder unity was critical in meeting …

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