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What will it take to defend ‘Global Britain’?

On 16 March 2021, an important new report on national defence and foreign policy in the UK was published – ‘Global Britain in a competitive age’.[i] While in the report there is a focus on traditional forms of defence and the promise of an increase in spending on military hardware – including nuclear warheads – […]

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SolarWinds Saga – Where Do We Stand?

The investigation into the SolarWinds supply-chain attack continues apace. In this follow-up to our previous blog published in the immediate aftermath of the attack (see here), we cover some of the major discoveries concerning what is quickly becoming one of the costliest cyberattacks in history, both monetarily and in terms of intelligence lost. The current

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly Brief – 21 December 2020

The nexus between geopolitics and cybersecurity manifested in the announcement of a ‘highly sophisticated’ supply-chain attack against one of the biggest network management systems in the USA, SolarWinds. The attack, announced on 14 December, is now known to have affected the majority of Fortune 500 companies, US military and government, Intel, Microsoft, and many others

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SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack: Summary and Analysis

One of the biggest network management systems (NMS) in the USA, SolarWinds, announced on 14 December that it was breached in a ‘highly sophisticated’ supply chain attack. SolarWinds’ Orion platform, used to monitor network devices and critical servers, had its update server compromised to push Trojanised DLL files dubbed SUNBURST or Solorigate. These malicious DLLs

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