Police authorities in the UK take notice of ISIS information operations online and (particularly) in social media, and don't like what they see: systematic radicalization of "misfits, criminals, and the mentally ill," and their mobilization for self-sacrificing terror attacks.
Kaspersky research links attacks on US State Department and White House unclassified networks to the OnionDuke APT actor. Others aren't coy about attributing responsibility for the attacks to Russian security services, and observers see US Defense Secretary Carter's recent enunciation of US cyber strategy as a not-so-veiled warning to the Russian government. (That strategy also joins the Department of Defense to Homeland Security's outreach to Silicon Valley.)
Speaking of attribution, FireEye's Kevin Mandia dismisses suggestions of malicious insiders and doubles down on his firm's attribution of the Sony hack to North Korea's Kim regime. Sony continues to serve as a cautionary tale for corporate C-suites, who are seen giving closer attention to cyber security.
WordPress plug-ins continue to render systems vulnerable to exploitation. And web cameras installed in personal computers and devices continue to render human beings vulnerable to voyeuristic snooping.
Security analysts see non-malicious (but errant) insiders as a serious and under-addressed enterprise risk.
Research and development of psychometric testing to identify potential cyber talent for the US military advances (we'll watch with interest to see how its results compare with earlier psychometric techniques).
Experts offer healthcare enterprises advice on preparing for a HIPAA audit. Other experts advise families on securing baby monitors.
A German court finds AdBlock Plus legal.