Palo Alto Networks releases results of a long-running study of cyber reconnaissance against Tibetan and Uyghur dissident groups in China. Palo Alto calls the threat group involved "Scarlet Mimic" and offers no further attribution, but other observers think the target sets fits the interests of Chinese security services.
The US is reported to be actively targeting ISIS cyber operators with airstrikes. ISIS cyber operations continue to concentrate on inspiration, a fresh and lurid instance of which appeared over the weekend in the form of a 17-minute clip of the Paris terrorists engaged in pre-attack training and local atrocities in Syria.
Anonymous remains quiet on the anti-ISIS front, but elements of the collective hit the website of Japan's Narita International Airport to protest whaling.
Azerbaijani hackers make their expected riposte to Armenia cyber-rioters, defacing Armenian diplomatic websites with images Hack Read describes as "displaying Azerbaijan's military power."
Irish government websites sustain a distributed denial-of-service campaign.
Fortinet discovers an SSH backdoor affects its FortiSwitch, FortiAnalyzer and FortiCache products as well as FortGuard.
Business Insurance describes the "patchwork" quality of conventional cyber insurance coverage. Willis Towers Watson Wire lays out what policies cover and what they don't. Business Insurance announces its innovation awards. One goes to PivotPoint Risk Analytics for its estimation and quantification of cyber value-at-risk.
Litigation also contributes to development of standards of care. One closely watched case is Affinity Gaming's suit against Trustwave, likely to prove "disruptive."
The US and the EU are in final stages of Safe Harbor renegotiation.