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Cyber (non)cooperation in the Gulf

Until recently, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) remained a strong bloc of the six Gulf nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its inception in 1981, it has been regarded as the only effective political and economic alliance in the Arab world. However, on 5 June 2017, […]

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 29 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Coronavirus-themed attacks are decreasing, with a 24 per cent reduction in June compared to May. This is due to other news items gaining traction: Black Lives Matter is a case in point. It should be noted that these attack topics will not disappear as long as there is sufficient interest in the

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 15 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The FBI has reported on the most common types of fraud during the pandemic. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received nearly as many complaints in the first half of 2020 (about 320,000) as in the entirety of 2019 (about 400,000). Criminals continue to peddle counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) and fraudulent

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 11 May 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Internet and cloud providers have been challenged to reliably handle increased traffic and bandwidth strain due to the sudden shift to remote working. Between March and April, there was a 17 per cent increase in the number of DDoS attacks from the previous peak (in 2019), with over 864,000 DDoS attacks observed

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