SIM Report: Southern Europe, Issue 5
September 21, 2020

SIM Report: Southern Europe, Issue 5

The impact of COVID-19 on Europe's tourism sector and challenges facing the industry are key features in the latest Southern Europe SIM. 

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk  Weekly Brief 21 September 2020
September 21, 2020

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 21 September 2020

In this week's Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly—a joint collaboration between us and Cyjax—we cover:  
  • A database containing 2.4 million records belonging to China's Zhenhua Data leaked
  • Hundreds of security vulnerabilities revealed in the websites of Marriott, British Airways, and EasyJet
  • UK National Cyber Security Centre issued an alert warning of a recent spike in ransomware attacks
  • Polish government publishes draft bill requiring tougher scrutiny on tech companies 
HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR   18 September 2020
September 18, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 18 September 2020

Low number of street-level demonstrations during the week (11-17 September); detained Hong Kongers in China worsening diplomatic tensions between Hong Kong and the US; Washington issues ‘reconsider travel’ notice to Hong Kong; leave of Australian magistrate creates uncertainty over territory’s Common Law-based judicial system; and upcoming protests. We assess the threats and developments that impact organisations in the week ahead.

MOZAMBIQUE: Growing investment woes amid combination of reputational, political, and security risks to extractive industries
September 17, 2020

MOZAMBIQUE: Growing investment woes amid combination of reputational, political, and security risks to extractive industries

This Sub-Regional Intelligence Monitor forecasts growing political, security, and reputational risks associated with LNG projects in Cabo Delgado.
Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk  Weekly Brief 14 September 2020
September 14, 2020

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 14 September 2020

In this week's Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly—a joint collaboration between us and Cyjax—we cover:  

  • Russia, China and Iran ramping up cyber-attacks ahead of US elections
  • Equinix hit by USD9 million ransomware attack 
  • Emotet malware posing greater threat to private sectors in France, Japan and New Zealand
  • European countries inching closer to implementing digital tax regimes
HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR   11 September 2020
September 11, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 11 September 2020

Police make mass arrests during 6 September pro-democracy rallies; trial of Swiss photographer potentially signals worsening operating environment for foreign journalists; and activists calling for boycott against Disney’s Mulan. We assess the threats and developments that impact organisations in the week ahead.


Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk  Weekly Brief 7 September 2020
September 7, 2020

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 7 September 2020

In this week's Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly—a joint collaboration between us and Cyjax—we cover:  

  • Data breach attack against Norwegian parliament and Hedmark municipality
  • FBI issues warning of increased risk from RDoS attacks against businesses
  • Diplomatic and trade disputes with China escalate 
  • Facebook clamps down on foreign influence operations ahead of US elections

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR   4 September 2020
September 4, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 4 September 2020

‘8/31 Prince Edward attacks’ commemoration incites mass rallies in Mong Kok; US-Hong Kong academic exchange centre succumbs to Beijing pressure; trans-Pacific data cable project will avoid Hong Kong due to security concerns; Nathan Law lobbies for European intervention in Hong Kong situation; police arrest Japanese journalist; decline in COVID-19 case numbers leading to easing of restrictions; and mass pro-democracy demonstrations planned for 6 September. We assess the threats and developments that impact organisations in the week ahead.


HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR  28 August 2020
August 28, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 28 August 2020

Pro-democracy rallies planned for upcoming ‘8/31 Prince Edward attacks’; Hong Kong court charges activist with terrorism under national security law; China arrests two activists fleeing for Taiwan; US diplomatic staff injured in attack; and Pompeo raises diplomatic tensions after criticising HSBC. We assess the threats and developments that impact organisations in the week ahead.