Some follow-up to yesterday's reports of Syrian Electronic Army regime-directed hacktivism and pro-Morsi hacker attempts against Emirati networks.
Security Research Labs' exposure of a longstanding but unrecognized vulnerability in SIM card encryption continues to draw considerable attention. The consensus appears to be that the problem is real and widespread (with a notable dissent from the GSM Association). Analysts suggest the discovery lends weight to arguments for data containerization (particularly as BYOD becomes increasingly common).
With SIM-card news following months of iOS and Android exploits, Scientific American's warning that mobile hacks may be coming seems almost naÏve, like announcing the discovery of sin. (Still, worth a look.)
As Quantum Dawn 2 wraps up, along with similar exercises in Australia and South Korea, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions and the World Federation of Exchanges find that cyber attacks on trading markets aim more for disruption than direct fraud.
SC Magazine discerns a trend in vulnerability research: there are signs it's being chilled by fear of prosecution.
The big marketplace news, of course, is Cisco's acquisition of Sourcefire for $2.7B, or $76 per share. The move is intended to improve Cisco's position against competitors like Juniper, Check Point, and Palo Alto Networks.
With interest driven by PRISM leaks, companies specializing in privacy solutions emerge as venture capital darlings.
Der Spiegel reports ties between the Bundesamt Für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) internal security service and the US NSA, and the Bundestag launches an investigation.
The US considers tax breaks and other incentives for cyber innovation.