A Matter of Intelligence

In an interview with The World Financial Review, Falanx Assynt’s Head of Intelligence Consulting Laura Hamilton speaks on the challenges business face when gathering reliable intelligence as well as guidelines on how to best determine the validity of any given source. In this interview, Hamilton gives her views on the pandemic and its impact on business continuity, predictability, and future planning strategies. Hamilton also offers great advice to women pursuing careers in intelligence.

The World Financial Review

Posted: 12 April 2021

International Trade in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities

What are the prospects for international trade this year? Our Managing Director Charles Hollis assess the future of international trade across developed and emerging economies in this thinkpiece, which examines what the new US administration means for US-China trade relations, the impact of the pandemic on the economic position of key emerging economies and much more.

The World Financial Review

Posted: 09 February 2021

Saudi, Russia rift widens

Given the amount of oil that has gone into storage and reduced demand, resetting the market may be challenging…” Click the button for more on our analysis on the widening Saudi-Russia oil rift.

Energy Voice

Posted: 6 April 2020

Airlines Warn of First Global Traffic Drop Since 2009 on Virus

Even as we see the number of new reported cases of coronavirus in China fall each day, airlines will continue to count the cost of the coronavirus outbreak for some time yet,” For our full assessment on how the coronavirus will impact the global flight traffic read Bloomberg’s latest article.

Bloomberg

Posted: 20 February 2020

Risks still persist in the US-Iran crisis, expert says

Charles Hollis, managing director of Falanx Assynt, discusses what U.S.-Iran tensions mean for the broader Middle East region.

CNBC video

Rob Shapland, Head of Professional Services and ethical hacker at Falanx Cyber appeared on Sky News to discuss the Travelex Ransomware Attack.

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Rob Shapland, head of cyber awareness at Falanx Cyber, discusses ethical hacking on BBC Breakfast.

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Saudi Arabia oil installations hit in drone attacks

Two Saudi Arabian oil pumping stations were targeted in a drone attack on Tuesday, the kingdom’s energy minister said, as fears rose about the security of Saudi oil infrastructure. In this latest geopolitical news coverage, Falanx Assynt MD Charles Hollis talks to FT about the impact from a political and business intelligence point of view. 

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How to secure smart home devices

Lead Security Consultant at Falanx Group, Hitesh Kargathra speaks to TEISS on what it takes to increase the security of our smart devices in this hyper-connected world.

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Radisson hotel group could be GDPR test case

Tony Richards, group CISO and head of consulting for Falanx Group, shares his thoughts on the recent breach of personal data of members of the Radisson Hotel Group’s loyalty scheme.

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81.5M Voter Records For Sale On Dark Web Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Tony Richards, group CISO at Falanx Group shares his thoughts on the recent nation-state politically motivated cyber attacks.

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Fortnite players using Android phones at risk of malware infections

Rob Shapland, Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Falanx Group shares his insight on Epic Games’ decision to release Fortnite on Android outside of the Play Store.

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Midterm Election Hacking – Who Is Fancy Bear?

Dan Arenson, senior analyst at Falanx Group shares his thoughts on hacking group, Fancy Bear.

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Hackers launch spear phishing campaign against Pakistani targets

Rob Shapland, principal cyber-security consultant at Falanx Group, shares his thoughts on a number of spear phishing campaigns with Pakistani themed documents, targeting the country.

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Understanding the role of the Data Protection Officer

Hackers target Instagram, users blame Russia

Rob Shapland, principal cybersecurity consultant at Falanx Group comments on two-factor authentication in response to photo-sharing application, Instagram reportedly falling victim to an attack, which appears to have originated in Russia.

Nearly a third of organisations still not GDPR ready

Tony Richards, group CISO at Falanx Group, said the findings of the Imperva survey were not surprising as an indication of the state of affairs regarding GDPR compliance.

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Instagram hacked? Warning as Russian cyberattackers steal hundreds of accounts – and no one knows how or why

Rob Shapland, Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Falanx Group, discusses two-factor authentication in response to photo-sharing application, Instagram reportedly falling victim to an attack, which appears to have originated in Russia.

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Russian hackers were behind huge BA data theft of 380,000 customers’ bank details – just three months after same group hit Ticketmaster, experts claim

Rob Shapland, Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Falanx Group, shares his thoughts on how the attack happened and how it could have been detected sooner.

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British Airways data hack ‘was carried out by RUSSIANS’

Rob Shapland, Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Falanx Group, shares his thoughts on how the attack could have been prevented.

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VLAD’S ARMY Russian hackers were behind massive British Airways data theft that forced thousands of Brits to cancel their bank cards, experts claim

Rob Shapland, Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Falanx Group, shares his thoughts on how the tracking of code changes on the BA website could have prevented the attack.

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Generally Disclosing Pretty Rapidly: GDPR strapped a jet engine on hacked British Airways

Falanx Group senior data protection and privacy consultant Lillian Tsang shares her thoughts on GDPR and the BA hack in August.

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28% of organisations are not GDPR compliant, survey finds

Group CISO at security services company Falanx Group Tony Richards shares his thoughts on Imperva’s recent GDPR survey.

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Holiday camp Butlin’s falls for phishing scam; 34,000 guest records lost

Rob Shapland, warns about the reputational damage that Butlin’s could suffer because of the cyber security incident.

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Reported data breaches up 160% since GDPR; ICO facilitates student complaints

Tony Richards, group CISO at Falanx Group, expresses his concerns about the how-to guide published by the ICO which explains to students how they can demand information on how their examinations have been marked.

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