Can Lebanon change its course in history after Beirut blast?

Listen to our assessment on the political and economic crisis in Lebanon, as our Managing Director Charles Hollis joins Jonathan Samuels in Sky News Daily Podcast.

Sky News

Posted: 21 August 2020

Inside reputational & strategic risk investigations: Q&A with Laura Hamilton, Falanx Assynt

Falanx Assynt Geopolitical, Strategic and Business Intelligence Senior Analyst Laura Hamilton spoke to data gateway provider Arachnys on assessing the reliability of sources when conducting risk intelligence investigations.

Arachnys

Posted: 25 June 2020

Iraq Budget Battle Looms as Saddam-Era Bond Plan Falters

Falanx Assynt Assistant Geopolitical Director Anna Wilton provides insight into Iraq’s financial challenges as the country’s budget battle looms. Read the full commentary in BNN Bloomberg’s article.

BNN Bloomberg

Posted: 7 May 2020

Darkest of times for the oil industry

Falanx Assynt Managing Director provides expert assessment to Upstream on the future outlook for global oil markets, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upstream

Posted: 22 April 2020

IEA calls for deeper cuts

Falanx Assynt’s assessment features in Energy Voice piece on the implications of the IEA’s call for deeper cuts to oil production.

Energy Voice

Posted: 22 April 2020

What’s next for oil after ‘crazy day’ saw prices go into reverse?

For more on ‘What’s next for oil after ‘crazy day’ saw prices go into reverse?’ Click the button to read our full assessment to The Times.

The Times

Posted: 22 April 2020

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

‘Brutal environment’ keeps oil crashing

Read the latest Upstream article for our expert assessment on how the current oil market’s ‘brutal environment’ keeps prices heavily suppressed.

Upstream

Posted: 2 April 2020

Former Diplomat Sees Oil War Truce After Summer

Our Managing Director and former British Diplomat Charles Hollis speaks to Rigzone about the ongoing developments in the Saudi-Russia oil price war. Read the full interview here.

Rigzone

Posted: 2 April 2020

The coronavirus outbreak and tumbling oil prices are triggering a dollar shortage in Nigeria

Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst at Falanx Assynt, says sustained low oil prices will “see the government’s ability to protect the naira diminish.” Read Quartz Africa’s article for our insight on how the coronavirus and decline in oil prices trigger Nigeria’s dollar shortage.

Quartz Africa

Posted: 12 March 2020

UPDATE 2-Nigeria to scale down budget in face of oil price crash

Mathias Hindar, a sub-Saharan Africa analyst at consultancy Falanx Assynt, said persistently low oil prices would put pressure on the country’s “rapidly diminishing” foreign currency reserves and restrict funds for capital projects… Read the full assessment here.

Reuters

Posted: 9 March 2020

‘A very tough year’: Virus set to deal $45b blow to airlines, lead to first traffic drop since 2009

For our full assessment on how the coronavirus will likely impact the global flight traffic, view The Sunday Times Hearld’s latest article.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: 21 February 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

Nigerian Governor Demands 100,000 Troops to Quell Insurgency

Falanx Assynt’s expert Analyst on Africa Mathias Hindar, provides insight in Bloomberg’s latest article, on the Borno state governor’s demand for troops to help suppress the militant insurgency.

Bloomberg

Posted: 20 February 2020

Update: More Airlines Suspend China Flights

How quickly flights are resumed is largely dependent on how the coronavirus is contained.” Read our full commentary to Caixin Global on airlines suspending flights to China

Caixin Global

Coronavirus news – live: Outbreak declared international health emergency by WHO, as experts say UK risk has risen

Falanx Assynt LTD Geopolitical Director Alex Sehmer commentary featured in The Independent on BA’s decision to suspend flights to China in response to the coronavirus outbreak as UK risk increases.

The Independent

Iran’s judiciary threatens to expel UK ambassador

Read our commentary in Financial Times article on Iran’s judiciary threatening to expel UK ambassador

Financial Times

Iran: The impact of officials’ response to mistakenly shooting down civilian flight

Listen to Falanx Assynt’s Managing Director discuss how the Iranian officials delayed response to mistakenly shooting down a Ukrainian passenger flight impacts Tehran’s domestic and international stability.

BBC Today programme

 

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.

Watch the video

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. 

Read the story on the FT article here 

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.

Read the article on TEISS here

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.

Read the article on Computer Weekly

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.

Read the article on Forbes

Falanx Group selected as SolarWinds Threat Monitoring Service Provider

Falanx Group has been selected by SolarWinds MSP as the first ‘SolarWinds Threat Monitoring Service Provider’ (TMSP) for the UK and South Africa.

Read the article on Web Financial Group

SolarWinds MSP SVP: Layered Security Approach Needed

Read the article on Channel Partners

SolarWinds MSP Ramps Up Focus on Security

Facebook could face up to $1.6bn fine for data breach

Hitesh Kargathra, lead security consultant at Falanx Group shares his thoughts on the recent Facebook data breach on Computer Weekly.

Read the article on Computer Weekly

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.

Read the article on The Guardian

Midterm Election Hacking – Who Is Fancy Bear?

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

Read the article on Forbes

Samsung Galaxy S7 Hack: How to protect your phone from hacking

Rob Shapland shares his thoughts on the Meltdown vulnerability.

Read the article in The Independent

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.

Read the article on SC UK Media

US Government Payment Service Leaks

Lillian Tsang, Senior Data Protection and Consultant at Falanx Group shares her thoughts on the Government Payment Service Inc’s recent data leak in Information Security Buzz.

Read the article on Information Security Buzz

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.

Read the article on Computer Weekly

Uber fined $148m for data breach cover-up

Rob Shapland, principle cyber security consultant at Falanx Group shares his thoughts on Uber’s recent data breach cover-up.

Read the article on Computer Weekly

The week in tech: are you over-reporting data breaches?

Lillian Tsang, Senior Data Protection and Privacy Consultant from Falanx Group shares her thoughts on breach reporting.

Read the article on Information Age

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.

Read the article on The Sun

Facebook Scrambles to Provide Breach Info to Regulators

Hitesh Kargathra, lead security consultant at Falanx Group shares his thoughts on the recent Facebook data breach on Computer Weekly.

Read the article on InfoSecurity

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.

Read the article on the Daily Mail

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.

Read the article on The Daily Star

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.

Read the article on The Irish Sun

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.

Read the article on The Register

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.

Read the article on The Verdict

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.

Read the article on TEISS

Flaw in Samsung Galaxy S7 phones could allow hackers to spy on tens of millions of users

Rob Shapland, Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Falanx Group, urges Galaxy S7 users to update their phones to avoid being hacked.

Read the article on The Daily Telegraph

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.

Read the article on SC Magazine UK