Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) pro-Assad hacktivists continue "random" web vandalism. Investigation of the SEA's successful attack on media sites they consider "unfair" to Assad continues, with no malware payloads yet found. (That's not unexpected: the SEA hasn't so far generally used its attacks as malware vectors.)
As the likelihood of Western punitive operations against the Syrian regime rises (French authorities predict some will occur by next Wednesday), fears of an asymmetric cyber response from Syria and its Iranian partner also rise. US banks are particularly concerned.
Last week's Nasdaq flash freeze is now being attributed to a flood of traffic from NYSE's Arca platform as Arca tried to connect to Nasdaq's Securities Information Processor (SIP). SIP couldn't throttle the traffic, and so trading halted.
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) leads to a new trend in the cyber marketplace: BYOA (bring-your-own-attorney). Multinational firms support cyber talent cultivation with a new academy in the UK.
Several draft information security standards are being circulated, some general, others sector-specific (e.g. aviation).
The European Union intends to push domestic cloud services, significantly over concerns with US surveillance, but also with protectionist and dirigiste motives. Studies indicate that US Government appetite for surveillance data is not unique. It's not even world-leading: the US ranks just seventh in data requests.
As the US President's surveillance policy panel begins work (to considerable skepticism, but the panel may surprise skeptics with its independence), DNI Clapper announces plans to release an annual report giving figures on FISC court orders and national security letters.