Author name: Kevin McMahon

Threat intel report: energy infrastructure on the front line

Energy infrastructure in Ukraine finds itself on the front line in its war with Russia as nation state cyber threat actors target critical control systems. Chinese companies are developing hardware-based malware as present and future cyber threats to global energy infrastructure rise. In December 2015, a year after the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine was illegally […]

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Leaving Afghanistan: China and Russia take new world leadership role

The “Agreement for bringing peace in Afghanistan”, signed by the Taliban and the US on 29 February 2020, paved the way for a ceasefire between conflicting parties in Afghanistan and opened the door for the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghan soil. As part of the agreement, the Taliban pledged to undertake a

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Extinction Rebellion: demanding action on climate change

The environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion began a new series of well-publicised protests on 7 October, when thousands of demonstrators gathered in major cities around the world, demanding government action to combat climate change. The speed with which the Extinction Rebellion movement has grown is startling. It was launched in October 2018 by Roger Hallam

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Using social media: China’s government furthers its own agenda

Huge street demonstrations have been taking place in Hong Kong since June this year. The protests began after Carrie Lam, the leader of the semi-autonomous territory, announced a new law that would allow Hong Kong citizens suspected of various crimes to be extradited to mainland China. In response to the demonstrations, Lam initially shelved the

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