Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Israeli Embassy Hosts Cyber Showcase in Dakar

The Israeli Embassy in Senegal is heavily promoting cyber security training and solutions.  The area targeted is The Sahel area of West Africa.  Many believe this is for economic as well as national security efforts for the State of Israel.  The Sahel area of Africa is a cross road for both cyber and physical security concerns for Israel.  These country sponsors events and cyber assistance shows how nations intertwine economic growth with their own national security interests.  This information is being supplied for your situational awareness.

  • Israel is strongly promoting cyber security and support in The Sahel / Africa
  • Economic goals can easily be hidden as state sponsored cyber focus’
  • Awareness for both governments and corporations to be wary of dual goal state sponsored cyber support is strongly suggested

Publication date:                       8 October 2016

Handling requirements:             Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:         Suspected state sponsored APT

Actor Type:                                Adversary capabilities have been assessed as Tier IV*

Potential Targets:                       West African countries / The Sahel

Past Reporting:                           Red Sky Alliance: DOC-4322, DOC-4327

*Criminal or state actors who are organized, highly technical, proficient, well-funded professionals working in teams to discover new vulnerabilities and develop exploits.

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