The US appears to have opened a major cyber offensive against ISIS, targeting in particular its communications infrastructure in Syria. According to some reports this is being done in conjunction with special operations forces in the theater. (And, of course, it's being characterized as the "unleashing" of Fort Meade.)
In addition to announcing the cyber push, US Secretary of Defense Carter is returning to California in a continuing effort to enlist the technical support of the IT industry in the war against ISIS.
The Caliphate itself has not been idle, continuing information operations (at which it excels) and cyber attacks against ill-chosen or poorly defended targets (at which it has been less than fully successful). Choice of target continues to baffle observers—recent victims have included a solar panel manufacturer in Sussex, and (as Newsweek notes) "a Japanese dance instructor, and a laminate flooring firm based in Wales." They've also defaced Add Google Online, apparently mistaking it for big Google. But there's no mystery, really: it's opportunistic hacktivism modulated by limited understanding of the target's culture.
Apple prepares its brief in response to the FBI's request for assistance under the All Writs Act. The FBI's case may have been weakened by a decision in a New York drug trial in which investigators had made a similar request. The Federal magistrate denied it.
In industry news, observers continue to look for more consolidation in the cyber security sector, and insurance seems ready to assume its expected place in cyber risk management.