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  • General Cullen joins Futurum's executive team

    Futurum is pleased to announce that General David Cullen has joined our executive team as a strategic advisor.

  • Voice activated devices breaching privacy

    Most informed people are aware that home installed voice activated devices are a security risk. It will therefore come as no surprise that Amazon employees, according to the Daily Telegraph, have been secretly listening to and mocking the things that customers ask Alexa, and have been sharing recordings of them in internal chat rooms.

  • Developing Relationships Thailand

    I am please to announce we have recently had discussions about how we can support the Thai Police to develop their operational capacity and capability. It would be a great opportunity and priviledge to do so.

  • Training to international clients

    Another good week delivering training to international clients. We have now delivered training to 31 countries on three continents. A great achievement which we are looking to build on during 2019. Ashley Croft. Managing Director

  • Barzan Qatar

    We are please to announce that we have been successful on securing our place of the Qatar government framework contract for the supply of training and consultancy services. We look forward to supporting Qatar in their build up to the 2022 World Cup and beyond.

  • Great year for Futurum

    It has been a great year for Futurum and we have now delivered training in 28 countries on three continents and look forward to building on this excellent base in 2019. It is really rewarding to see organisations improve their operational or specialist capabilities following the training and advice we have given.

  • Only three weeks to Milipol

    The Milipol exhibition in Doha, Qatar is only three weeks away. Futurum will be exhibiting in the UK pavilion and we look forward to meeting delegates. It will be a great event.

  • Will US sanctions stop Chinese espionage

    An interesting question. Will trade sanctions stop Chinese corporate espionage or will the activity increase? My view is sanctions will create the environment where the Chinese will be more incentivised to obtain commercial secrets, not less

  • Corporate Espionage targeting the US on the increase

    It is reported that China, Russia and Iran are intensifying corporate spying in the US and this will be the same for other western countries. They will also be targeting business travellers, so companies must make sure their personnel have the counter espionage knowledge before travelling to mitigate this risk.

  • Rare appearance of the Head of MOSSAD.

    The Director of Mossad Yossi Cohen makes a rare appearance at the International Conference of Internal Security Ministers in Jerusalem.

  • China's Extensive Corporate Espionage Revealed

    China is continuing to proactively engage in corporate espionage and the latest report commissioned by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCESRC) reveals the extent of this and makes interesting reading. But it's not just China. A lot of countries actively target western companies and their personnel, whether at home or when they are travelling, to covertly acquire trade secrets. This includes technical surveillance measures and covert elicitation techniques. All organisations who wish to protect their sensitive data and IP need to get some expert counter intelligence advice. This is where we can help. Email enquiries@futurumglobal.com for further information

  • Milipol 2018 in Doha

    We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting again at Milipol in Qatar. The dates this year are the 29th to 31st October and we look forward to meeting delegations from across the region. To book an appointment for a personal meeting please email ashley.croft@futurumglobal.com

  • The Threats from Corporate espionage

    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.

  • Social media profiles to be examined in US visa applications

    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

    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

    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?

    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.