[FIC 2022] A look back at the OSINT & Cyber Investigation Day

[FIC 2022] A look back at the OSINT & Cyber Investigation Day

On the initiative of Antoine Violet-Surcouf, Managing Director and Partner of Avisa Partners, and with the support of the French OSINT communities, professionals of the sector met in Lille on June 7 for the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC). In addition to a presentation of methods, the evolving challenges of this field and its organizations ...

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  • Cyber industrial safety
  • Security and Stability in Cyberspace
  • Cybercrime
  • Cyber risks
  • Operational security
  • Antifraud action
  • Digital identity & KYC
  • Digital Sovereignty
  • Digital transition
Cyber industrial safety
U.S.: $12m for cybersecurity research in the energy sector
1 June 2022

U.S.: $12m for cybersecurity research in the energy sector

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding a $12 million grant to six university research teams working on the cybersecurity of energy systems.
India: Cyberattacks target oil refineries
1 June 2022

India: Cyberattacks target oil refineries

A study reveals that oil refineries in India suffered 3.6 million cyberattacks between October 2021 and April 2022.
21 U.S. LNG producers hacked
4 April 2022

21 U.S. LNG producers hacked

U.S. cybersecurity firm Resecurity recently revealed a massive hacking operation targeting 21 U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers.
The French food giant Avril victim of a cyberattack
24 November 2021

The French food giant Avril victim of a cyberattack

On 3 November 2021, the Avril group, victim of a cyberattack, decided to cut its IT network, causing a slowdown of its activity
Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure
25 October 2021

Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure

Thales strengthens its cooperation with Microsoft Azure and joins MISA
Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership
25 October 2021

Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership

Airbus CyberSecurity and Alstom signed a partnership to strengthen rail transport cybersecurity
Security and Stability in Cyberspace
Cyber warfare: the Russians not up to par?
20 June 2022

Cyber warfare: the Russians not up to par?

In terms of cyberattacks and digital warfare, Russia has skills and resources that have been widely discussed and, on paper, it seems to be a major power in this area. However, the war in Ukraine has ...
Cyber alliance between the U.S., Japan, India and Australia
14 June 2022

Cyber alliance between the U.S., Japan, India and Australia

Joe Biden used his trip to Asia to forge a cyber alliance between the U.S., Japan, India and Australia.
Microsoft details hundreds of Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine
1 June 2022

Microsoft details hundreds of Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine

In a recent report, Microsoft draws a first assessment of the “hybrid war” led by Russia against Ukraine, where cyberattacks support and relay military offensives.
Can Russia really cut itself off from the global Internet, and does it really want it?
19 May 2022

Can Russia really cut itself off from the global Internet, and does it really want it?

There is no denying it: Russia is preparing the digital ground so that it can one day separate itself from the rest of the global Internet. And the war in Ukraine has only accelerated the process. ...
Cybersecurity… The fifth dimension
17 May 2022

Cybersecurity… The fifth dimension

Cybersecurity, an obscure realm to the uninitiated masses, is nonetheless taking on crucial significance  and becoming a tangible reality, gaining notoriety in recent years and establishing itself ...
China: cyber espionage against Russia
5 May 2022

China: cyber espionage against Russia

On 27 April 2022, Secureworks uncovered a cyber espionage campaign specifically targeting Russia and attributed to China.
Cybercrime
Anonymous declares war on Russian Killnet hackers
14 June 2022

Anonymous declares war on Russian Killnet hackers

After declaring war on Russia in support of Ukraine, the cyberactivist group Anonymous is targeting Russian Killnet hackers.
How can we protect ourselves against network infrastructure sabotage?
14 June 2022

How can we protect ourselves against network infrastructure sabotage?

At the end of April, an unprecedented series of malicious acts paralysed Internet traffic in several regions simultaneously. The investigation is ongoing, but industry federations are already calling ...
Switzerland: The number of reported cyber incidents doubled in 2021
1 June 2022

Switzerland: The number of reported cyber incidents doubled in 2021

The Swiss National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has compiled a study on the number of reports in 2021: they have doubled compared to 2020.
Cybercrime in West Africa: towards a multi-state organisation?
1 June 2022

Cybercrime in West Africa: towards a multi-state organisation?

Cybercrime in West Africa is still too often associated with basic Internet scams. However, the sophistication and diversification of criminal acts (fraudulent e-mails, hacking of electronic ...
Infiltrating the malware sales market
9 May 2022

Infiltrating the malware sales market

The Institute for Combating Economic Crime of the Arc School of Management in Neuchatel, in collaboration with the School of Criminology of the University of Montreal, has conducted a study on the ...
NFTs, the new playground for cybercriminals
2 May 2022

NFTs, the new playground for cybercriminals

Today, non-fungible tokens are attracting everyone, and hackers do not want to be beholden. Account usurpation, phishing campaigns, or counterfeit NFTs: the number of cases of hacking has increased ...
Cyber risks
“Unsophisticated” attacks account for 90% of crypto theft
14 June 2022

“Unsophisticated” attacks account for 90% of crypto theft

Bishop Fox has studied the top thefts from blockchain and DeFi applications in 2021: 90% are the result of “unsophisticated attacks.”
Fighting deepfakes: a “top priority” for Europol
5 May 2022

Fighting deepfakes: a “top priority” for Europol

A report by the Europol Innovation Lab says that “deepfake prevention and detection” must be “top law enforcement priority.“
Cyberattacks and cognitive biases: what are our behaviours?
25 April 2022

Cyberattacks and cognitive biases: what are our behaviours?

A cyberattack often requires the attacker to deploy strategies that are intended to trigger expected reactions from the target. Some of these reactions are governed by cognitive biases.
Cybersecurity maturity of large organisations: “Could do better”
25 April 2022

Cybersecurity maturity of large organisations: “Could do better”

There is still room for improvement in this area, as shown by the benchmark carried out by the consultancy firm Wavestone among more than 75 of its clients. It gives them an overall maturity score ...
What cybersecurity for the space sector? Ideas from the CYSAT conference
22 April 2022

What cybersecurity for the space sector? Ideas from the CYSAT conference

Threats to space are increasing. Such is the observation made by many specialists and players in cybersecurity and space at the CYSAT conference held in Paris on 6 and 7 April. At Station F, they ...
ETIs in the face of cyber risk: playing the cyber proximity game
20 April 2022

ETIs in the face of cyber risk: playing the cyber proximity game

Often with little or no protection against cyber risks, intermediate-sized enterprises (aka ETIs) have become prime targets for cybercriminals. Their digital hygiene and their ‘protective ...
Operational security
Cybersecurity & Formula 1, a role model
23 May 2022

Cybersecurity & Formula 1, a role model

Cybersecurity plays an important role in Formula 1. There is probably no other sport that is as digitized and engineered as this one. The high-profile and high-tech nature of Formula 1 makes it a ...
Critical asset protection in the Active Directory: What do you need to know?
25 April 2022

Critical asset protection in the Active Directory: What do you need to know?

How can you protect your critical assets in Active Directory thanks to the privileged access workstations (or PAWs)? To understand the ins and outs, follow the advice of Sylvain Cortes, Security ...
600,000 U.S. cybersecurity jobs sit empty
11 April 2022

600,000 U.S. cybersecurity jobs sit empty

A recent analysis by CyberSeek confirms the shortage of cybersecurity talent in the U.S., with 600,000 unfilled positions for 1 million current employees.
$77.5 billion in cybersecurity M&As in 2021
28 February 2022

$77.5 billion in cybersecurity M&As in 2021

Momentum Cyber’s latest annual report on cybersecurity financing reveals a record $77.5 billion in total M&A activity in 2021.
Cybersecurity in India: the market almost doubled during the pandemic
28 February 2022

Cybersecurity in India: the market almost doubled during the pandemic

The pandemic has seen ransomware attacks explode in India, hitting the country’s businesses hard. Fortunately, the Indian ecosystem is getting organised and startups are gaining momentum, ...
Cloud: Google acquires cybersecurity startup Siemplify
26 January 2022

Cloud: Google acquires cybersecurity startup Siemplify

Google confirmed in early January 2022 that it had acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify and integrated it into Google Cloud Security.
Antifraud action
USA: 5 years in prison for an Estonian hacker specialising in financial fraud
11 April 2022

USA: 5 years in prison for an Estonian hacker specialising in financial fraud

A U.S. court has sentenced Maksim Berezan, an Estonian cybercriminal involved in 13 ransomware attacks and numerous financial frauds, to five years in prison.
Cryptocurrency: $14 billion in fraud in 2021
21 February 2022

Cryptocurrency: $14 billion in fraud in 2021

Financial analysis firm Chainalysis has just unveiled its 2021 cryptocurrency fraud assessment, which reaches $14 billion.
Russian “fraud king” cybercriminal sentenced
24 November 2021

Russian “fraud king” cybercriminal sentenced

The U.S. justice system has sentenced Aleksandr Zhukov—a Russian cybercriminal and self-proclaimed “king of online ad fraud—,” to 10 years in prison
U.S. seeks to strengthen global cooperation against cybercrime
25 October 2021

U.S. seeks to strengthen global cooperation against cybercrime

On 13-14 October 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden convened a virtual summit with officials from about 30 countries to accelerate cooperation in the fight against cybercrime, including on the issue of ...
Crypto-assets – New technologies can help combat AML/CFT
27 July 2021

Crypto-assets – New technologies can help combat AML/CFT

While Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism international standards are in place, most jurisdictions have just begun to implement and enforce them. The supervision of ...
2020: A record year for data leaks
20 July 2021

2020: A record year for data leaks

Data leaks have taken off like never before in 2020. Such is the conclusion of the new Data Breach Barometer. This study has been unveiled during a thematic breakfast hosted by the International ...
Digital identity & KYC
Getting Back Our Digital Identity – A Moonshot Proposal
24 May 2022

Getting Back Our Digital Identity – A Moonshot Proposal

American digital identity has rocketed away from us. Since the 1990’s, it has been used by organizations who have treated us as nothing more than money-making data fields. It is time for Americans ...
How digital KYC is transforming business
16 May 2022

How digital KYC is transforming business

Formerly used to combat money laundering, “know your customer” (KYC) is expanding its scope and recurrence to become cyber-resilient. Previously a characteristic of the financial sector alone, ...
USA: towards a federal digital identity framework?
25 April 2022

USA: towards a federal digital identity framework?

In an open letter, identity security experts have urged U.S. President Joe Biden to deploy a federal digital identity framework by Executive Order.
Estonia supports UNHCR’s digital identity for refugees
16 December 2021

Estonia supports UNHCR’s digital identity for refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) detailed on 6 December 2021 how Estonia provided it with a digital identity specialist to accelerate its digital transformation.
UK to launch digital identity in April 2022
24 November 2021

UK to launch digital identity in April 2022

The UK government has said that the first version of its digital identity service—called One Login—is expected to go live in April 2022
Senator wants to control digital identity on social media
24 November 2021

Senator wants to control digital identity on social media

Senator proposes law to control digital identity of social media users
Digital Sovereignty
Privacy shield : is it really necessary to get out of the current ambiguity?
24 June 2022

Privacy shield : is it really necessary to get out of the current ambiguity?

On July 16, 2020, in its “Schrems 2” decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union nullified the Privacy Shield, i.e. the adequacy decision guaranteeing European citizens’ personal data ...
How to make Belgium one of the least cyber-vulnerable countries in Europe
19 May 2022

How to make Belgium one of the least cyber-vulnerable countries in Europe

Cyberthreats keep evolving, that we can all agree on! The digital transition of society, the emergence of new technologies, the geopolitical situation, are all factors that have an impact on ...
The digital dollar: an innovative project with many questions
2 May 2022

The digital dollar: an innovative project with many questions

Digital currency projects led by central banks have been on the rise for several months, driven in particular by the explosion of the crypto-asset market. In the United States, the prospect of a ...
Prospecting file and GDPR: 3 steps not to be missed!
2 February 2022

Prospecting file and GDPR: 3 steps not to be missed!

With the development of Big Data, the amount of data generated by browsing networks, subscribing to online contracts, or the use of software solutions is essential for all organizations.
Towards an international regulation of algorithms?
6 January 2022

Towards an international regulation of algorithms?

By disrupting organisations, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms have revealed previously unknown vulnerabilities. For this reason, there is a growing demand for a legislative framework governing ...
The Dutch Online Trust Coalition on the EUCS
21 December 2021

The Dutch Online Trust Coalition on the EUCS

The OTC (Online Trust Coalition) in the Netherlands, a Private-Public partnership of 24 organizations in the Netherlands, have recently expressed their concerns in a recent letter to the EU ...
Digital transition
How to monitor algorithms
23 June 2022

How to monitor algorithms

The misuse of a fraud prevention algorithm by Dutch authorities led to widespread discrimination. A story that triggered a national scandal and serves as a reminder of the importance of tools to ...
Securing the Metaverse: The Gulf’s Real-World Challenges for a Fictional Universe
5 June 2022

Securing the Metaverse: The Gulf’s Real-World Challenges for a Fictional Universe

Countries in the GCC are leading the adoption of the Metaverse in multiple fields. However, this new and exciting digital breakthrough brings with it new security challenges, especially for adopters ...
The shadow of social credit looms over Europe
19 May 2022

The shadow of social credit looms over Europe

It rules the lives of 1.4 billion Chinese people. It shapes the thoughts of 330 million Americans. In different forms, social credit is gaining ground at the heart of a European continent still ...
Google: new personal data policy
5 May 2022

Google: new personal data policy

Internet users can now have additional personal data removed from Google search results: telephone number, email address, postal address, etc.
Women4Cyber, a foundation for the inclusion of women in cybersecurity
27 April 2022

Women4Cyber, a foundation for the inclusion of women in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become a sector of paramount importance to strengthen our economic and digital sovereignty strategy. In recent years, many initiatives have been launched to boost the ecosystem and ...
Cybersecurity: Canada accelerates, with Quebec on the front line
20 April 2022

Cybersecurity: Canada accelerates, with Quebec on the front line

The launch of the Canadian In-Sec-M cluster—an $80 million investment by Quebec to support research, development, and marketing—and the creation of the first ministry of cybersecurity and ...

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