Excellent Sources for Cybercrime, Threat Analysis and Terrorism Consulting
Need to know more about global cybercrime or cyber conflicts? Need to get your agency up to speed on current terrorist tactics and threats? Or, are you an armchair cyber commando and just want to know more? Where do you turn? The following are Cyberarms recommendations:
Cyber Crime and Threat Analysis – Greylogic is the place to turn to. “GreyLogic is a veteran-owned small business registered in the State of Washington that specializes in the investigation of cyber conflicts by State and non-State actors, and monitors emerging threats in the global cyber landscape.
Unlike other Information Security companies, GreyLogic investigators and analysts go beyond the purely technical forensics of an attack to include geopolitical influences, bad actor profiles, individual and organizational connections (both hidden and disclosed), and other relevant data necessary for policy makers and corporate executives to properly evaluate the facts of an incident or threat before deciding on a course of action.” (from Website)
Greylogic has released to the public their findings on the Russia/ Georgia cyber conflict (Project Grey Goose Phase I) and the evolving state of cyberwarfare (Project Grey Goose Phase II). Confidential data is available to government/ corporate agencies.
Greylogic is led by CEO Jeffrey Carr, author of “Inside Cyber Warfare”.
Current Terrorist Tactics and Threats – Flashpoint Partners is the place to turn to. “Flashpoint Partners is a research and analysis enterprise focused on global security, with managing partners based in London and New York. FP offers a host of contract consulting services which are available to international governments, law enforcement agencies, media outlets, academic institutions, and private corporations. We have a proven track record in successfully completing critical projects for a variety of high-profile clients around the world–including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Defense, Scotland Yard’s SO-15 Counter Terrorism Command, the United Kingdom Crown Prosecution Service, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), and the International Court of Justice at the Hague.” (from Website)
Flashpoint Partners is led by Evan Kohlmann, author of “Al-Qaida’s Jihad in Europe”. Mr. Kohlmann has provided consulting and analysis to an alphabet soup list of worldwide government agencies concerning various counter-terrorism topics and has testified as an expert witness in more federal court cases than I care to list.
I have had the pleasure of hearing both Jeffrey Carr and Evan Kohlmann in separate cyber-security related seminars and the knowledge and insight of both is amazing. I highly recommend both, check out their websites and if you get the chance to hear either in person or in an online webinar, you will not be disappointed.