16 Feb 2022

SEC proposes cyber rules for investment funds and advisors.

A draft proposal at the SEC would required financial management firms to disclose cybersecurity breaches within 48 hours as the SEC looks to provide continuing guidance on how firms should ensure they are being cyber-diligent. In addition to the required breach disclosures, firms would be required to maintain incident response

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16 Feb 2022

Fire erupts at Iranian military base, in latest in series of mishaps

As reported by the Times of Israel “A fire erupted at a military base in western Iran, state-linked media reported on Monday, the latest in a series of blazes and other mishaps affecting the country’s infrastructure in recent months. The fire broke out at a warehouse full of engine oil

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16 Feb 2022

Ukrainians wary of Russian claims of withdrawal

Russia’s defense ministry announced a planned reduction in troops on the Ukraine border and published footage of tanks returning to garrisons while Putin notes that he doesn’t “want war” as he repeats his security demands in negotiations with Ukraine and the West. Ukraine is skeptical on any claims regarding reduction

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04 Oct 2021

Kabul Faces Blackout as Taliban Don’t Pay Electricity Suppliers

“Afghanistan’s capital could be plunged into darkness as the winter sets in because the country’s new Taliban rulers haven’t paid Central Asian electricity suppliers or resumed collecting money from consumers.” Full Story: Kabul Faces Blackout as Taliban Don’t Pay Electricity Suppliers

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04 Oct 2021

Biden administration to convene 30 countries to crack down on ransomware threat

The White House will assemble a 30-country meeting this month to try to ramp up global efforts to address the threat of ransomware to economic and national security. Ransomware, increasingly cited as a top global cyber threat, has had a major impact in the United States over the past year,

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04 Oct 2021

China Evergrande Stock Was Halted Pending a ‘Major Transaction.’

“The stock of embattled property developer China Evergrande (ticker: 3333.Hong Kong) was halted in Hong Kong trading Monday pending an announcement on a “major transaction,” the company said in a filing. It comes amid reports rival developer Hopson Development Holdings is planning to buy around 51% of Evergrande’s property services

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04 Oct 2021

Pandora Papers Detail the Offshore Wealth of the Global Elite

A massive trove of private financial records shared with The Washington Post and other news outlets exposes vast reaches of the secretive offshore system used to hide billions of dollars from tax authorities, creditors, criminal investigators and — in 14 cases involving current country leaders — citizens around the world.

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04 Oct 2021

Facebook whistleblower reveals identity, accuses the platform of a ‘betrayal of democracy’

A Facebook whistleblower who brought internal documents detailing the company’s research to The Wall Street Journal and the U.S. Congress unmasked herself ahead of an interview she gave to “60 Minutes,” which aired Sunday night. Haugen pointed to Facebook’s algorithm as the element that pushes misinformation onto users. She said

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19 Apr 2021

DHS Warns of Domestic Violent Extremists and Foreign Terrorist Organizations Exploiting TikTok

In a new alert, the Department of Homeland Security is warning that Domestic Violent Extremists and Foreign Terrorist Organizations have bee using TikTok to recruit, promote violence, and disseminate tactical guidance for use in various terrorist and criminal activities. The alert highlights several instances of TikTok being used in this manner and how these entities are avoiding detection and termination of their accounts.

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15 Jan 2021

Joint Threat Assessment for the 59th Presidential Inauguration

A new Joint Threat Assessment to the Inauguration notes that the most likely threat to the Presidential Inauguration will be from domestic violent extremists. It also highlights the role of foreign influence is seeding unrest in the United States.

The assessment was prepared by the FBI, DHS, USSS, US Capitol Police(USCP), National Capital Region Threat Intelligence Consortium (NTIC ), Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region ( JFHQ-NCR ), Virginia Fusion Center (VFC) and the Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center (NVRIC ), Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPDC), and US Park Police (USPP).

A full copy of the assessment is included for OODA Members.

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