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

    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

    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?

    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

    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.

  • Security and Policing Exhibition 2018 at Farnborough

    Ashley Croft the Managing Director of Futurum Consultancy and Training will be at the Security and Policing Exhibition at Farnborough on 6th March 2018. Futurum is a member of the Covert Technical Suppliers Forum (CTFS) and will be at the CTFS stand. Ashley looks forward to meeting delegates.

  • Covert elicitation skills workshops and training programme

    During 2018 Futurum will run a number of elicitation skills workshops and training programmes that open up this valuable technique, usually the sole domain of the intelligence and law enforcement world, to a wider audience. Elicitation is the art of using of conversation to subtly acquire information about a person, their life and background, future plans, work and projects they are engaged on, and about their work colleagues. Elicitation is an effective way to gain knowledge and has multiple uses that can include including helping build a competitive advantage, conducting due diligence and getting to know your client, getting investment reassurance or gaining a more informed understanding of any area of interest.

  • Intelligence and Social Media Analysis Training

    Futurum is pleased to announce we have now enhanced our intelligence analysis training portfolio to include advanced i2 Analyst Notebook, targeting analysis and social media exploitation. This is in addition to our already broad portfolio.

  • The perils of getting embroiled in an industrial espionage allegation in China

    This article in the UK Evening Standard details some of the horrific treatment handed out to British and foreign personnel embroiled in corporate espionage allegations in China. One of the workshops Futurum run covers the steps that can be taken to reduce opportunities of falling victim of corporate espionage, and travel safety for personnel traveling on business. The horrific treatment received by Jim Armitage is testament to the need to be vigilant. What a courageous man.

  • Satellite warfare

    Interesting article that assesses that likely future capability of Russia and China to attack satellites. Are we placing two much reliance on satellites? It is the same with the risk of attacks against underwater cables and the continual use of cyber attacks. Our critical infrastructure is becoming increasingly vulnerable and we should be worried.

  • New workshops on Social Media security for businesses and Personnel

    Social media provides a popular means of communication and networking, yet it comes with inherent risks. Users may be unaware of the digital footprint they create and the way in which the information they post into the public domain can be accessed and exploited by other agencies or people with hostile intent. Using our experienced team drawn from the UK government and security agencies, military, police and the National Crime Agency we have developed a half-day workshop aimed at raising the awareness of your personnel to these risks so that your organisation is better protected. Register your interest now at enquiries@futurumglobal.com

  • Elicitation and Interview Skills Training

    Futurum is pleased to announce we have updated and improved our elicitation and interviews skills training portfolio. We are planning on running number of workshops during the year so pleased register your interest at enquiries@futurumglobal.com

  • European security cooperation treaty

    It’s good to see Theresa May being proactive in trying to secure a post Brexit European security cooperation treaty

  • Security and Police Exhibition in Farnborough

    We are pleased to announce that we will be at the Security and Policing exhibition in Farnborough on the Covert Technical Suppliers Forum stand on 6th March 2018. This official UK Government event and one of the largest security exhibitions in the world.

  • ISIS videos targeted by artificial intelligence

    I am surprised the British government made this announcement and put the tactic into the public domain. Interesting article and a good demonstration to the way AI and technology is developing in support of the covert world, and tackling use of social media.

  • Australian Intelligence Establishment go on the offensive against the media

    Interesting article in which it is reported that the national security establishment in Australia believes the media doesn't appreciate the extent of Chinese, Russian and other nations' intelligence operations in Australia and wants more press coverage of the problem, according to a former senior intelligence official.

  • The Art of Elicitation to gather information

    Futurum is pleased to announce that we have designed a new course to open up the skills of elicitation to a wider audience. Elicitation is the art of using of conversation to subtly acquire information. Our new course will benefit anyone involved in sales, contract negotiation, wealth management, banking and finance, legal and compliance, senior executives, human resources and recruitment, journalism, law enforcement and more

  • Social Media Exploitation and Analysis

    Great news. We are proud to announce our new training programme which covers social media exploitation and analysis using the latest tools and techniques. Suitable for a diverse range of personnel from HR and recruitment, law enforcement, journalists and many more

  • Social Media Security and corporate espionage

    Following the increase in social media being used as a tool for corporate espionage Futurum in pleased to announce a new and exciting interactive training workshop to raise awareness of businesses and their employees of the risks posed by social media.

  • French Intelligence looking at AI support

    French Intelligence is looking to harness to power of AI to help with raw data mining

  • Interesting article about German efforts to deal with returning IS fighters

    German intelligence part of secret anti-terror unit targeting returning IS fighters