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  • The Threats from Corporate espionage

    Posted on April 7th, 2018

    This is a good article that articulates well the threats from corporate espionage and how wide that threat is. All organisations should consider doing a risk assessment to assess their vulnerabilities to theft of trade secrets and then develop and proportionate but effective strategy for mitigating those risks.

  • Expeditionary surveillance

    Posted on April 5th, 2018

    Futurum is pleased to announce that we have added the highly specialised area of expeditionary surveillance to our covert tradecraft training portfolio. For further information please contact us at enquiries@futurumglobal.com

  • Member of UK Special Forces killed in Syria

    Posted on March 31st, 2018

    Sad to hear of UK serviceman killed in Syria. UK Special Forces are risking their lives daily to make our lives safer and often without the recognition they deserve, for good operational reasons. A big thank you to all these brave soldiers.

  • Social media profiles to be examined in US visa applications

    Posted on March 31st, 2018

    Interesting that the US is considering requiring visa applicants to provide details of social media profiles they have held over the previous five years. The need to understand the digital footprint and the impact of social media posts has just got bigger I think, and I wonder which countries will quickly follow the US lead.

  • Yulia Skirpal sitting up in hospital and talking

    Posted on March 30th, 2018

    It was good to read that Yulia Skirpal is sitting up and talking in hospital and showing good early signs of a recovery. Fingers crossed for her father Sergei

  • Facebook and Cambridge Analytics

    Posted on March 21st, 2018

    The reporting this week of how Facebook and Cambridge analytics may have exploited social media data (Socmed) reinforces the need for organisations to consider how postings on Socmed by employees can expose them to corporate espionage and damage reputation. Open source intelligence (Osint) is being routinely harvested by hostile governments, organised crime groups and competitors and this creates a significant organisational risk. This is one of the reasons Futurum is rolling out a series of one day Social Media Awareness workshops across the UK this year.

  • Was nerve agent in ex-spy Sergei Skripal's daughter’s suitcase?

    Posted on March 17th, 2018

    It has been reported in the UK Telegraph that British investigators now believe the Russian assassins planted the nerve agent that poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal in his daughter’s suitcase before she left Moscow. It does seem coincidental that this happened within a short period of her entering the UK which lends support to this hypothesis.

  • Sergei Kripal assassination attempt police officer conscious

    Posted on March 8th, 2018

    It was good to hear in the UK news today that the police officer affected by the nerve agent used in the Sergei Skripal assassination attempt is conscious. While we don't know the full picture regarding the officers health this is a bit of positive news. This whole incident is a further example of the risks that our emergency services and intelligence personnel face on a daily basis.

  • Is Russia up to its old tricks again?

    Posted on March 5th, 2018

    A man seriously ill in hospital after an incident in Salisbury has been identified as Sergei Skripal, who is 66, and was granted refuge in the UK following a "spy swap" between the US and Russia in 2010. Is this another Alexander Litvinenko?

  • Security and Policing Exhibition Farnborough UK

    Posted on March 5th, 2018

    Futurum's Managing Director Ashley Croft will be at the Security and Policing Exhibition tomorrow, the 6th March 2018, at Stand A31 with the Covert Technical Suppliers Forum. Please contact Ashley via enquiries@futurumglobal.com to book a private appointment to discuss our wide ranging training portfolio covering the areas of intelligence analysis, covert tradecraft, elicitation and social media exploitation and much more.