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Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Nowadays, ransomware has become the most dangerous type of criminal malware. Most of the new families are prepared by amateurs (script-kiddies) and they are distributed on a small scale. Inside…

Threats in Middle East and North Africa in the Post–Arab Spring.

Threats in Middle East and North Africa in the Post–Arab Spring.

This paper examines contrasting views on the geopolitical effects of the post–Arab Spring. Assessing Middle Eastern, U.S., and European perspectives on transnational security issues includes those threats that directly influence…

Djibouti : China and Saudis in, USA out.

Djibouti : China and Saudis in, USA out.

Djibouti, a resource-poor nation of 14,300 square miles and 875,000 people in the Horn of Africa, rarely makes international headlines. But between its relative stability and strategic location—20 miles across…

North Africa infected with ISIS terrorism.

North Africa infected with ISIS terrorism.

A​ growing number of terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe have a North African connection — yet Washington policymakers continue to pay far less attention to the region…

Mali: MINUSMA not achieving protection of civilians.

Mali: MINUSMA not achieving protection of civilians.

The increasing number of attacks against international forces in both the north and south of Mali shows that these remain, for now, the main target of terrorist groups. This calls into…

US Spy master Clapper said “no direct evidence” for terrorist attack against Russian plane in Egypt.

US Spy master Clapper said “no direct evidence” for terrorist attack against Russian plane in Egypt.

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday he knew of no “direct evidence” that terrorism was to blame for the weekend crash of a Russian passenger plane in…

Djibouti welcomes China to build a military base

Djibouti welcomes China to build a military base

DJIBOUTI — China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president told AFP, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny…

U.S. assisting Kenya in border security, intelligence, equipment, training, counterrorism, to fight terrorist Al Shabaab.

U.S. assisting Kenya in border security, intelligence, equipment, training, counterrorism, to fight terrorist Al Shabaab.

President Barack Obama’s administration announced that his country had given Kenya $100 million (Sh9.5 billion) to fight Al Shabaab. “We are assisting Kenya in border security, intelligence sharing, security co-operation,…

France to Africa: Brittany & Finistere Cluster in Defense tops French cybersecurity industry.

France to Africa: Brittany & Finistere Cluster in Defense tops French cybersecurity industry.

by Alejandro Ronard Alem.- The first images that future tourists discovers  while planning  their first trip to France are the Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, the Louvre, the Castles of…

Kenya´s counterterrorism strategy under scrutiny.

Kenya´s counterterrorism strategy under scrutiny.

President Obama has cited the battle against al-Shabab militants in Somalia as a model of success for his relatively low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism. By some measures, it has paid…

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