SINGAPORE: Labour pains as COVID-19 challenges dependence on migrant workers
June 1, 2020

SINGAPORE: Labour pains as COVID-19 challenges dependence on migrant workers

In this Sub-Regional Intelligence Monitor we assess looming changes in the Singaporean economy's reliance on migrant workers after COVID-19. 
Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 1 June 2020
June 1, 2020

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 1 June 2020

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

  •  Cyber-criminals targeting COVID-19 contact tracing apps
  • #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd targeted in DDoS attack
  • North Korean APTs attack South Korean investment firm
  • Pro-Russia groups spreading fake coronavirus news

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 29 May 2020
May 29, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 29 May 2020

Significant levels of civil unrest on 27 May as Legislative Council session debated the controversial National Anthem Bill; passing of proposed National Security Law set to incite more unrest. We assess the threat in the week ahead.


SNAPSHOT: Launch of new West African currency likely to face series of delays despite progress
May 29, 2020

SNAPSHOT: Launch of new West African currency likely to face series of delays despite progress

This Snapshot assesses the likelihood of West Africa's new currency the Eco replacing the Franc CFA in 2020. 
Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 26 May 2020
May 26, 2020

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 26 May 2020

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

  • US Federal Trade Commission warns about rise in COVID related SMishing attacks 
  • ScatteredCanary targeting US unemployment systems and coronavirus relief funds
  • New Android malware stealing funds from bank accounts or cryptocurrency wallets
  • France moving ahead with new tax on major technology firms
SIM REPORT: MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA, ISSUE 3
May 22, 2020

SIM REPORT: MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA, ISSUE 3

This Sub-regional Intelligence Monitor (SIM) report analyses:
  • The exacerbating effect of COVID-19 on pre-existing regional problems
  • The uptick in IS-claimed attacks as group exploits chaos caused by COVID-19 pandemic
  • Fresh momentum for anti-government protest movement in Lebanon
SOUTH AFRICA: COVID-19 pandemic poses a catastrophic risk to aviation and tourism sectors
May 22, 2020

SOUTH AFRICA: COVID-19 pandemic poses a catastrophic risk to aviation and tourism sectors

This Sub-Regional Intelligence Monitor assesses the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on South Africa's ailing aviation sector. 
HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 22 May 2020
May 22, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 22 May 2020

Security concerns mount as pro-democracy rallies set to occur during Legislative Council session on 27 May, while Hong Kong government extends social distancing rules until 4 June. We assess the threat in the week ahead.


Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 19 May 2020
May 19, 2020

Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Risk Weekly Brief 19 May 2020

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

  • Iranian APT targets US pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Maze ransomware attacks major US government IT contractor
  • 'Phase 1' of US-China trade deal under threat
  • France clamps down on 'manifestly illicit' material on the internet