The Chinese government allegedly stole the designs of a new US fighter jet, according to the latest leaked documents from NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
The UK and US will increase their co-operation on cyber-security, with some kind of transatlantic 'Waking Shark' banking exercise seemingly in the pipeline.
PM's Washington visit includes promoting UK cyber-skills and seeking to circumvent encryption.
Prime minister David Cameron's perceived criticism of encryption technologies has prompted a staunch defence from the information security community.
A senior government figure says that the UK's power grid is under "minute-by-minute" attacks from computer hackers but information security experts aren't so sure.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including news on Lizard Squad and old security predictions.
Late last year SC Magazine UK editor-in-chief Tony Morbin interviewed Alan Kessler, president and CEO, Vormetric, to get an industry insider view on issues in the commercial encryption market.
The UK's National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has shown some promising signs in its first year, with the connected Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) initiative looking to improve cross-sector information sharing on security threats.
International uptake has been slow for the DNS security extension (DNSSEC) which authenticates URL queries. Tony Morbin spoke to Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder to get a better understanding of the issues
Cyber-crime is as much a threat to ordinary Russians as anyone else, and the country is developing a strategy to cope - while seeking international cooperation too, as Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg reports
A spokesperson for the German government has refuted reports that the Regin spyware made its way onto the laptop of the Chancellor's top aide.
China-based Gmail users reported issues accessing their accounts via third-party email services, but service may have since been restored.
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North Korea suffered two major internet outages on Tuesday and Wednesday but - contrary to rumours of a post-Sony breach retaliation by the US government - the likely explanation looks more mundane.
A war of words has broken out between the US and North Korea over the Sony data breach, with Pyongyang now threatening to battle Obama's administration 'in all war spaces including cyber-warfare space'.
A revew by the government of its three-year-old Cyber Security Strategy suggests that new funding, more security training and a stronger focus on SMEs is to come in 2015.
Money is urgently needed from the Government's £860 million National Cyber Security Programme to plug big holes in the police's ability to combat cyber-crime, which is now reaching crisis levels.
Former UK Home Secretary David Blunkett says the cross-sector sharing of information and skills is essential if nation critical cyber-attacks - and cyber- terrorism - are to be averted.
A fatal fire at a home in Nairobi, Kenya, has resulted in the exposure of what police believe to be a large scale Chinese hacking operation.
Six months after launch and the UK's National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) is seeing rising awareness of the group, the CiSP initiative and cyber-crime more generally.
Police crack phishing-based case just as a UK government watchdog slates them for failure to keep pace with cyber-crime.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the most popular articles on SC including news of CESG-accredited cyber-security courses, the Regin malware and the latest Sony hack.
A panel compromising the former head of GCHQ, leading scientists and privacy rights campaigners raised concerns over the use of biometrics at a government committee meeting earlier this week.