The guttering information and cyber conflict surrounding ISIS continues. The Washington Post offers an account of how the US State Department attempted to take a page from the ISIS information operations playbook, with indifferent success. And an apparent Saudi hacktivist succeeds in defacing the website of Iran's Ministry of Defense.
Hacktivists in Sweden, associating themselves with Anonymous, take down various neo-Nazi sites with connections to Sweden (thereby coming in on the Allied side on the seventieth V-E Day).
Another, largely negative review, of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) appears, reiterating the conclusions of earlier discussions: home-brew crypto is probably not a particularly good idea. It's especially questionable, perhaps, in an area that touches particularly sensitive parts of the Internet-of-things.
The US Government raises concerns about the vulnerability of hedge funds to cyber attack. The funds, regulators think, may constitute a soft underbelly of the financial sector as a whole.
Attempts to quantify breach losses continue as various sectors grope towards cyber risk actuarial data.
The US Commerce Department this week undertakes a major cyber security trade mission to Eastern Europe, with the initial focal points being Romania and Poland.
Tory victory in the UK elections is expected to have significant ramifications for both surveillance policy and support of security start-ups — observers expect a strengthening of both.
As the US expresses concerns to China over the "Great Cannon," Russia and China conclude an agreement in which the two powers agree to forego cyber operations against one another. (Observers are skeptical.)