Samuel Siskind Writer

Samuel Siskind studied intelligence research at the American Military University in West Virginia. He served as a squad commander in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Corp of Combat Engineers, in the Corps’ ground battalions and later in its Intelligence Wing at regional and divisional stations. For the past five years, Samuel has worked as a consultant and researcher on physical and information security issues for private and governmental institutions, in the US, Africa, India, and Israel. He currently lives in Jerusalem. Samuel covers cybersecurity, the Middle East and other world news for TrigTent.

Published Content

India And US Meet TO Discuss Drones, Countering China

India is interested in acquiring advanced drone technology, in a bid to protect its borders and increase its surveillance capabilities.

South Korea Replaces Scandal-Ridden Military Agency With Newer, Weaker Version

The Defense Security Support Command is an attempt to remove the bad taste left by the former Defense Security Command and its role in the abuses of the former Park government.

Chinese Officials Claim US Misinterprets Intentions Of Its Military Build-Up

Following the annual DoD report to Congress, Chinese officials claim that the U.S. has 'misinterpreted' China's strategic goals in the region.

Apple Hands Over Chinese iCloud User Data To State-Owned Mobile Company

Apple's Chinese data center partner has transferred iCloud data belonging to 130 million China-based users to a cloud storage service managed by a state-owned mobile telecom provider.

Actors Offered Money To Protest Qatari Visit With British PM

Qatar has been under economic siege and coordinated information attacks from its neighbors since the summer of 2017.

New NSA Anti-Russia Cyber Unit Will Further Undermine Trump's Position On Putin

The “Russia Small Group” is tasked with identifying and combating a wide variety of threats, including attempts to breach government sites and hack critical infrastructure.

Understanding Trump's Twitter Response To Rising Gas Prices

Not every detail - and often some of the bigger points as well - is meant to be taken as if they are reflecting an imminent policy directive of the president.

Danger Facing Journalists In Yemen A Reflection Of The Country's Utter Chaos

With 15 murders and over 100 kidnappings and arrests, the conditions for journalists in Yemen are some of the worst anywhere in the world.

The Under-Reported Positives Of The NATO Summit

The media was awash with stories about Trump, but there were some important developments at the summit that are worth discussing.

Digital Certificate Theft Exposes Holes In Modern Encryption

Stolen digital certificates used to mask the "Plead" malware attacks show that modern encryption technology is very much hackable.