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  • 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.

  • Use of Facebook in Covert Operations

    Interesting that Facebook and Twitter are now taking proactive steps to dismantle online fake networks that are involved in covert activities targeting US, UK and other western audiences. It demonstrates the extent of social engineering and influencing operations that countries such as Iran are actively engaged in.

  • 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.

  • Member of UK Special Forces killed in Syria

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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