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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 30, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 30, 2022

Russia | Ukraine   Putin Annexes Ukrainian Territory and Threatens Nuclear Escalation   Background: Russian President Vladimir Putin formally annexed four Ukrainian territories into Russia following sham referendums that were organized by occupying Russian...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 23, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 23, 2022

Russia | Ukraine   Russia Prepares for Mobilization in Response to Ukrainian Counter Offensives   Background: The Kremlin ordered a “partial” military mobilization following Ukrainian successes in their counter offensive near Kharkiv. Russia’s Duma passed...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 16, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 16, 2022

Global   Xi and Putin Plot for a Multipolar World   Background: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin were both in attendance at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan this week, where they were selling...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 9, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 9, 2022

China | Marshall Islands   Marshall Island’s Plot Highlights China’s Broader Ambitions   Background: U.S. prosecutors announced charges against two Chinese nationals – Cary Yan and Gina Zhou – for bribing several lawmakers in the Marshall Islands as part of...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 2, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | September 2, 2022

Europe & Eurasia | Russia/Ukraine   Ukraine Launches Counteroffensive in Kherson as Inflation Begins to Sting European Consumers   Background: Ukrainian military forces launched their long-rumored counteroffensive in the Kherson Oblast in an attempt to...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | August 26, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | August 26, 2022

Global   Ukraine War, Extreme Weather, and Energy Shortages Foreshadow a Long Winter   Background: Energy and food shortages stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine – coupled with widespread drought in Europe and China – are likely to have a...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | August 12, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | August 12, 2022

Global   Lebanese gunman holds bank staff hostage to access his savings: DW   Background: The gunman robbed the bank because he was unable to withdraw money from his savings to pay for his father’s medical bills due to the strict capital controls enacted by...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | August 5, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | August 5, 2022

Asia | China/United States   China fires missiles in largest drills ever around Taiwan: Nikkei Asia   Background: The military drills around Taiwan began at 12 PM local time on August 4 and are scheduled to conclude on August 7. Beijing launched the...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | July 28, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | July 28, 2022

Europe & Eurasia | European Union/Russia   EU deal to reduce consumption highlights divisions within the bloc: DW   Background: The deal agreed upon by the energy ministers of European Union member states will result in members voluntarily reducing their...

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Geopolitical Monitoring Report | July 25, 2022

Geopolitical Monitoring Report | July 25, 2022

Europe & Eurasia | Canada/Germany/Russia   Nord Stream 1: Canada to return repaired Russian pipeline part to Germany: DW Background: Canada announced that it will grant an exemption from its current sanctions on Russia to return a turbine for the Nord Stream...

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A Sailing Trip Gone Awry

A Sailing Trip Gone Awry

OSINT to the Rescue   At Nisos, we are all about threat intelligence. We examine online sources to track threats to you and your business, and we provide meaningful analysis. We use OSINT, proprietary data, and paid data sources to attribute and correlate various...

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15 Common Types of Business Fraud

15 Common Types of Business Fraud

Fraud is a constant thorn in the side of many enterprises. It affects not only their operations and their revenue. Fraud schemes compromise their employees and their customers. We have seen multiple versions of these fraudulent activities in our analyst-led threat...

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What Are Bots and How Are They Used?

What Are Bots and How Are They Used?

A bot is a software application that is programmed to do certain tasks. Bots are automated, which means they run according to their instructions without a human user needing to manually start them up every time. Bots often imitate or replace a human user's behavior...

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