A US Government audit of the Department of Homeland Security finds deficiencies in that Department's network security, particularly in the Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The findings call out deficiencies in training and pernicious effects of budgetary constraints.
Trend Micro reports on "Operation Iron Tiger," a presumably Chinese government action that began by targeting the Asia-Pacific region, but has recently turned its attentions to North America.
More notes appear on the Corebot botnet malware: cleverly crafted and unpleasantly elusive.
Security firms warn again of the risk of backdoored routers.
Securi observes hackers abusing Google webmaster tools to cloak and prolong their malicious activity.
A flaw in an iOS library is reported to permit writing of arbitrary files by Airdrop.
The legal conflict between FireEye and ERNW is seen as exemplifying (and clarifying) two different approaches to disclosure.
In industry news, the Carlyle Group and the Chertoff Group take a majority position in Coalfire. CRGT and Salient finalize their merger. IBM reveals more details of its positioning for the Internet-of-things market.
Nine major investment banks announce their backing of a blockchain standards initiative.
Observers are disappointed by US failure to follow up (so far) on plans to sanction China for cyber espionage. This is seen as indicative of how problematic deterrence remains in cyberspace.
Proposed US Defense acquisition regulations continue to draw industry ire. Opponents of the proposed rule find a Congressional champion in Senator McCain.
Twitter "eavesdropping" algorithms attract a class action suit.
Banks' suit against Target proceeds.