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Clearing MTCR Obstacle, India Requests the US to Supply Weaponized Drones

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued a letter of request (LoR) to the United States on 17 June to procure 22 multi-mission General Atomics Guardian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Indian Navy. The Guardian is a maritime variant of the Predator B. India is requesting the sale of these drones via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route.

Cyber Intelligence Report – July 15, 2015

In this edition: | Israel-US to Cooperate on Cybersecurity | Israel Police, Defense Ministry mulled buying spyware, Hacking Team leak reveals | Cyber security company SafeBreach raises $4m | FBI disapproves encryption of commercial products | US Senate bill would make social media report 'terrorist activity' | New hacking spyware systems for Russian intelligence agencies | UAE and US launch center for anti-IS online propaganda in Abu Dhabi | Draft of Chinese cybersecurity law | Australia's first Cyber Security Summit with business leaders | German-owned Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey briefly taken over by hackers | UK intelligence agencies used hacking to counter Northern Ireland terrorism | ​Germany launches new National Cyber Security Policy

Cyber Intelligence Report – July 1, 2015

In this edition: IDF to establish new cyber command | Israeli regulator directs banks to focus on cyber security management | Europe’s largest cyber-tech firm to set up innovation center in Israel | US admonish China for online attack | Anti-LGBT site hacked and painted with gay flag’s colors | Cyber-attack on Canadian government websites | Russia fosters domestic software for national computer | Iran and Saudi Arabia heading toward cyber war? | New China law to boost cyber security | Singapore Defence Minister: Non-combat troops can help in cyber defence | UK Ministry of Defense counter thousands of daily cyber-attacks | Europol Cyber Crime Center EC3 is countering the Islamic State propaganda | Hackers targeted Polish airline LOT, grounded 1,400 passengers

Cyber Intelligence Report – Febuary 1, 2015

In this edition: New Israeli Cyber Defense Authority | US Senate panel begins crafting cybersecurity bill | First conference for information security of Russia in the global information society | Abu Dhabi Police issue warning on new cyber bank scam | Obama discussed cyber security issues with India | A dedicated agency for national cyber security | UK fighting alongside US to counter cyber threats against financial institutions | France held International Forum on Cyber Security | Cyber warfare: Army creates ‘Twitter troops’

Cybercom Chief Details U.S. Cyber Threats

cyber threats are real, hurting the nation and its allies and partners, costing hundreds of billions, and potentially leading to a catastrophic failure if not addressed. Adm. Michael S. Rogers told the Senate intelligence committee

Virgin Galactic rocket plane crash – pilot Killed

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashed today when performing a test flight over California. The spacecraft was testing a new propellant on this flight.

Cyber Intelligence Report – September 15, 2014

In this edition: Israeli cyber security: a growing market | Israeli Start-up uncovers espionage network hitting organizations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland | The hacktivist Anonghost group attacked Israel under banner of #OpIsraelReborn campaign | US Army Cyber Command launching new Cyber Protection Brigade | Russian hackers hacked nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts | China performs large scale cyber espionage operations | NATO strengthen its cyber security policy and cooperation | UK government launching free online cyber security course | Tanzania: Cyber-crime talks for Arusha | Cybercrime a key issue in new ISS - UNIDIR collaboration

Strategy to defeat ISIS

analysts at the Institute for the Studies of War say, "perhaps as many as 25,000 ground troops in all in Iraq and Syria”. Although in roles very different from those they played in Iraq between 2003 and 2011, the decisive effort will require primarily teams of Special Forces and special mission units, deployed in a dispersed footprint throughout the Sunni lands, as well as advising the Iraqi Security Forces and the moderate Syrian opposition.

Update: FAA lifts flight restriction on Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport,

One day after restricting U.S. airlines from flying to Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport for security concerns, the FAA has lifted its restriction after reviewing 'significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation next day the agency lifted its restriction', the agency announced around midnight, July 23rd.

Cyber Intelligence Report – July 1, 2014

In this edition: Israel among top cyber defense exporting countries | Cyber campaigns in wake of Operation Brother’s Keeper | New US Ambassador in Beijing said Chinese cyber espionage is a threat | A Russia plan to fight cyber extremism | Russia develops a Stuxnet like cyber-attack directed towards US and Europe | SEA hacks Reuter’s through third party system | Anonymous begins operation against ISIS supporters | The British Communication Intelligence Agency extends cyber cooperation | Europol and ENISA cooperate to fight cybercrime in Europe | Dutch company hacked Google Glass

Cyber Intelligence Report – June 15, 2014

In this edition: Israel as a cyber-security superpower | United States and Australia strengthening cyber cooperation | Russian hacker accused by US for cyber money laundering | Cyber crime second most common form of economic crime in the Middle East | Iraqi Communication Ministry blocked Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube | China once again behind a cyber-espionage operation | Vietnam concerned about cyber security | UK: The Bank of England in war against cyber crime | France officially joining NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Cyber Intelligence Report – June 1, 2014

In this edition: Physical cyber infrastructure failure | Israeli insurance industry involved in cyber security | BlackShade arrests cause largest international cyber crackdown | Five Chinese military officers indicted for cyber espionage activities | Anonymous planning major cyber-attack on World Cup corporate sponsors | Russia involved in cyber spying operation in Belgium | Russian hackers cripple Ukraine's network ahead of presidential vote | The Wall Street Journal Twitter hacked by the SEA | Iranian espionage through social media revealed | South Korea developing new cyber technologies in cooperation with U.S. | UK: A bilateral agreement with Israel on Cyber Defense | French Ministry of Defense establishing new data center

Cyber Intelligence Report – May 15, 2014

In this edition: Israeli research on online privacy | U.S. to discuss Cyber Legislation this summer | Russian cyber community wants creation of an Information and Defense Ministry | Jail for Saudi editor who discussed religion online | Expert speaks on Islamic inspired cyber terrorism | Terror cyber-indoctrination in Syria | Japan and the E.U. on the way to their first cyber agreement | British IT workers targeted by foreign intelligence agencies

Cyber Intelligence Report – May 1, 2014

In this edition: Developments in IDF cyber campaign for officials | Revelations about secret Israeli cyber unit, S-74 | Heartbleed bug takes general public by storm | FBI informant related to campaign of cyber-attacks against foreign countries | Hagel urges trilateral work for threat assessment, cybersecurity | Russian cyber-attack threat to western financial system | Saudi Arabia ranks second in Gulf for exposure to cyber attacks | Iran calls for broader international campaign against cyber crime | SEA attacks RSA conference | Chinese cyber spying campaign targets Australian Parliament | A new chief to British communication intelligence agency | Increasing costs of cyber-attacks defenses | (ISC)2 launches new European qualification | New cyber search engine for buying illegal products