18 Mar 2022

How to prepare for a cyberattack and set a backup plan

In the very first days that the Russia-Ukraine war started, I warned you about 10 Russia-Ukraine cons to expect. We’re already seeing evidence of those scams in action. Be sure you’re keeping your digital guard up. Smishing – the insider term for scam texts – is a popular route. Most people

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16 Mar 2022

Russian sanctions reveal how much more automation needs to be in the supply chain

Images of container ships unable to offload goods at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach late last year were symbolic of the problems plaguing the supply chain in the wake of the pandemic. Not enough longshoreman, along with a shortage of truck drivers, meant products couldn’t get from ports

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16 Mar 2022

Bitcoin and crypto are helping both sides in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

In times of crisis, there is no good; there’s only a best course of action, given the circumstances. Is crypto good in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? Is it bad? Neutral? It’s a hard question to answer.Cryptocurrency is now a more mainstream part of the global financial system,

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16 Mar 2022

In Light of Russia Sanctions, Consider Your Conditions for Doing Business in Other Countries

Within one week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, governments around the world passed some of the toughest and most coordinated sanctions in modern history. At breakneck speed, dealings with the Russian Central Bank and Russian travel to and through 33 countries’ airspace were banned, billion-dollar projects were stopped, many

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15 Mar 2022

Ukraine Crisis Increases Supply Chain Cyber Risk

The current geopolitical climate and escalating crisis in Ukraine are amplifying concerns about the increased cyber threat to global supply chains that are already strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is perhaps the first time in history that the threat of cyber warfare is potentially just as devastating as the

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15 Mar 2022

Russian APTs Furiously Phish Ukraine – Google

While Russia is fighting a physical war on the ground against Ukraine, advanced persistent threat (APT) groups affiliated with or backing Vladimir Putin’s government are ramping up phishing and other attacks against Ukrainian and European targets in cyberspace, Google is warning. Researchers from Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) have seen an

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15 Mar 2022

Singapore bans cryptocurrency payments that could violate Russia sanctions

Singapore has banned the use of cryptocurrency to facilitate payments that could be used as a way to bypass financial sanctions against Russia, as part of a series of measures announced by the city-state against Moscow. The Monetary Authority of Singapore, its central bank, issued a statement late on Monday listing

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15 Mar 2022

Russia’s war with Ukraine could permanently reshape the global supply chain

Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of history,” suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might be called “the end of the end of history.” He meant that Vladimir Putin’s aggression signals a rollback of the ideals of a

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14 Mar 2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Overview of risk considerations

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has brought tragic losses of life and destruction across Ukraine, with more than 2 million refugees streaming into neighboring countries in just two weeks. As the heavy bombardment of Ukrainian cities and clashes continue, the rising death toll and unfolding humanitarian disaster are of paramount concern. The crisis

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14 Mar 2022

Japan urges crypto firms to comply with sanctions against Russia

Japanese authorities ordered crypto exchanges on Monday not to process transactions involving crypto assets subject to asset-freeze sanctions against Russia and Belarus over the war in Ukraine. The step was taken after a Group of Seven (G7) statement on Friday that said Western nations “will impose costs on illicit Russian actors

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