Apprenticeships are one of the missing pieces of the cyber skills gap puzzle

Keith Buzzard, Chief Technology Officer Despite our awareness of what is becoming less of a skills gap and more of a skills chasm, the cyber security industry is still not much closer to solving the problem. You’ll have read more than enough articles about the cyber skills gap, so we…

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Salafi-jihadism in Africa 20 years after 9/11: ISIS in Mozambique and the DRC

In March 2021, the US State Department designated the Islamic State’s (IS) self-described affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mozambique as foreign terrorist organisations. The move came two years after IS declared the existence of its ‘Central Africa Province’ (ISCAP) consisting of two apparently independent groups –…

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The evolving use of social media by militant Islamist groups

The rise of social media has provided new opportunities for terrorists to communicate and collaborate. This has fundamentally changed the way militant Islamists collaborate with the wider public and their supporters.

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Cyber security as risk management

We look at where the risk management approach comes into cyber security using data back-ups as an example.

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Tanzania: Regulatory environment likely to improve but risks remain

In brief Former president John Magufuli died suddenly in March. His presidency was marked by economic nationalism and a crackdown on the media, political opposition, and civil society.The regulatory environment is likely to improve in the medium term under new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, who has taken steps to reverse…

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China’s new Sanctions Laws and the end of ‘Long-Arm Jurisdiction’

The law is the culmination of Xi Jinping’s recent demands to strengthen China’s legal framework for safeguarding its sovereignty, security and interests in dealings with foreign parties.

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Breaking down the cost of a cyber attack

Not all attacks cost in the millions like some of the high-profile ones, but regardless of the size of business, any unnecessary spend is something we prefer to avoid if we can help it.

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Malaysia: Political instability to persist amid nationwide state of emergency

Sylyle Martinez, Analyst In brief Political instability will likely persist amid a fracturing of both ruling and opposition blocs and calls for elections.The calls come after the January suspension of parliament and a prolonged state of emergency due to the COVID-19 crisis.Although an election is likely in the near term,…

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Protection Group International (PGI) partners with althaus digital to provide world-class cyber security training to UK apprentices

As part of its mission to reduce the cyber security skills gap globally, PGI have partnered with digital apprenticeship provider, althaus to make its world-class training accessible to apprentice level learners in the UK. PGI will provide the specialist content and expert trainers for the soon-to-be…

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PGI’s Quarterly Geopolitical Risk Forecast: Q3 2021

In PGI’s Q3 Geopolitical Forecast Report, analysts have assessed notable developments across civil unrest, political and international relations threat ratings in 17 countries. The Geopolitical Risk Forecast provides this information based on our ongoing monitoring and analysis of global events and geopolitical activity to allow you to make sense of…

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