Cyber-snooping on FARC talks will be resolved in Colombia's courts even as it roils the presidential election.
Chinese security organs accuse an "unnamed foreign country" (but they're looking at you, America) of actively recruiting students as agents. Quartz describes how Millennials in both countries are peculiarly vulnerable to this old-yet-new form of social engineering.
Recorded Future begins a series on how al Qaeda is muffling its digital exhaust post-Snowden. (Compare British MP Rifkind's assessment: Snowden's leaks were tantamount to an attack on the US.)
Sysadmins were warned this week against compromise by sparrows and ravens, but some of them need no such inducement. A former US Navy sailor—sysadmin on USS Harry S Truman—is charged with having led the anti-military hacktivist crew "Team Digi7al" from his spaces aboard the warship. Apparently he did it for the lulz.
The upcoming FIFA World Cup opens vast opportunities for phishing and waterholing.
Analysts point to the rapid evolution of malware, the large tribe of cyber attackers, and potential targets' burgeoning attack surface as more evidence that greater automation is required for effective defense. They also note the simultaneous difficulty and indispensability of threat intelligence: if it's not timely and well-structured, it's just so much glare.
A great deal of industry news focuses on investors' views of companies in the sector. Those views aren't uninformed, but they represent an unfamiliar perspective. Entrepreneurs might consider investors (stock buyers, not VCs) a low-information audience.
Welcome to the industry, Keith Alexander, now a cyber security consultant.