The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, May 24, 2021

U.S. SecDef gets cold shoulder from China; Belarus crisis likely to draw formal EU response; Houthi rebels not deterred by U.S. sanctions.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, May 20, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Blinken calls Russia's arctic activities illegal; U.S. set to begin debate on Open Frontiers Act; White House Fact Sheet on investment in cybersecurity expected out today; China resisting bi-lateral nuclear talks with U.S.; Ransomware targets major insurers; France to leverage U.S. cloud tech; Japan shores up critical infrastructure from foreign influence; New sanctions on Myanmar.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, May 17, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, May 14, 2021

President Biden/FBI say Russian government not responsible for Colonial Pipeline attack; Washington DC Metropolitan Police data released to dark web; Group of scientists call for more investigation into origins of COVID-19 virus; Israel and Gaza step up military action & Italy appoints first female spy chief.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, May 10, 2021

Major U.S. pipeline operator hit with Ransomware attack causing disruptions to its operations; U.S. Navy seizes huge cache of illegal weapons in Northern Arabian Sea; JEDI contract future uncertain; Defender Europe 21 exercise underway in Estonia with U.S. paratroopers from 82nd Airborne; Tensions rising in Eastern Jerusalem as hundreds injured in Al Aqsa Mosque.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, May 7, 2021

Blinken calls on Russia to back off Ukraine; U.S. sending additional aircraft to Afghanistan; Major global insurance provider to stop covering ransomware payments and FBI investigation into capitol riots reaches 440 arrests to date.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, May 6, 2021

Blinken says U.S. will respond to Russian activity; G7 Foreign Ministers release joint statement on China, prompting an angry response from Beijing; U.S. AFRICOM Commander Gen. Townsend warns of new strategic threat from China's investment in Africa.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, May 5, 2021