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Indian Elections 2024: Everything you need to know

On Friday 19 April 2024, the next Indian election process commences, with the announcement of the winners on Tuesday 4 June. It not only embodies the selection of new leaders but will address fundamental socio-political challenges for one of the world’s superpowers. This election will take place against the backdrop of global uncertainty. Issues such [...]

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The subtle traps of sophisticated social engineering

Social engineering is on the rise. Increasingly sophisticated attacks are testing our ability to recognise scams and challenging businesses’ cybersecurity protocols. Orchestrators of such schemes exploit psychological vulnerabilities, targeting the human element of security systems rather than relying on conventional technological tactics. Their methods involve manipulating individuals so that they inadvertently reveal confidential information that

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‘Silent Partners’ Part 2 – organised crime’s black market activities

A troubling and complex issue has emerged in response to the US-led sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. Organised crime groups (OCGs), driven by their relentless pursuit of profit, have found fertile ground in evading these sanctions, resulting in a cascade of effects felt across the globe. This is Part 2 of an

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Chaos and Consequences – Examining the impact of the Taliban’s Kabul takeover

The second anniversary of the Taliban’s Kabul takeover highlights ongoing security concerns in Afghanistan for all stakeholders in the region. The Taliban claim to have full control of the region and a firm hold on security – but it is reported that this is far from the truth. The Taliban’s seizure of control of Kabul

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Seeing is no longer believing – the concerns with Deepfake manipulation

How sure are you that your business decisions are not based on AI-generated content that is infected and manipulated? According to The Dead Internet Theory, most of what we read on the internet today is the product of automatically generated content controlled by curated algorithms. ‘Content’ includes views, follows, likes and subscribers – but also

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Corporate security: the ticking time bomb of in-house provision

In-house intelligence teams are no longer fit for purpose in safeguarding their business’ reputation and activities. Most of them lack the in-country experience and access to quality intelligence that is necessary for avoiding costly and embarrassing mistakes. Law firms, accountants and other businesses that rely solely on internal intelligence departments are playing a dangerous game

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Rebuilding Turkey will come with seismic risks for foreign investors…

21 February 2023 NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE USE Rebuilding Turkey will come with seismic risks for foreign investors, warn leading security and intelligence experts  KCS Group Europe says earthquakes have fractured Erdogan's support base and President could pay the price at May’s elections - but only if they are held fairly   Leading strategic

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