Today's news involves consideration of nation-state cyber conflict. US Senators push the Department of Homeland Security to release a full report on its investigation into US election influence operations. Former Homeland Security Secretary Johnson calls for more Federal assistance with election security. (New York State isn't waiting.)
The hybrid war in Ukraine continues; Ukraine looks to the US for support and finds encouragement in US President Trump's meeting with Ukrainian President Poroshenko.
The US Congress also wants some answers about what appear to be, and are generally regarded as, leaks from within the US Intelligence Community. The House Armed Services Committee is looking into establishing closer oversight of the Intelligence Community, particularly with respect to cyber operations. NSA itself seems likely to receive an enhanced inspector general's office as the agency responds to a Defense Department investigation into past leaks, including progress made since the Edward Snowden affair.
Leaks from US agencies are also regarded as having produced significant collateral damage as tools and information found their way into criminal hands. Dr. Web, for one, is tracking the progress of such tools as they're used to infect machines with Bitcoin mining software.
In the course of the anti-trust lawsuit Kaspersky filed against it, Microsoft is detailing the security features and use cases of Windows 10.
Trustwave has released its 2017 Global Security Report, which looks back at the past year's security trends. There's some good news—enterprises are detecting intrusions faster, for example—but more trends are negative than positive.