Airbus Innovations Group has been awarded a £1.4 million contract to build a Virtual Cyber Centre of Operations (VCCO) for the military, with the aim of helping the MoD detect and respond to cyber-attacks.
The British government has teamed up with the Royal Bank of Scotland and insurance broker Marsh to help develop the local cyber-insurance market, after its own report indicated that few businesses are covered in the event of a data breach.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called for the security agencies to be given the powers and technology needed to match the foes they face - while subject to parliamentary oversight.
Reorganisation at the CIA will see the creation of a specialist digital directorate to enhance overseas spying operations.
Russia says it is revising its policies to help prevent information warfare, identity-theft and cyber-fraud.
"IT security isn't just about technology, it's also people and processes," explains Michael Cock, group information technology manager at Sutton and East Surrey Water (SESW) as he describes to SC some of the policies, approaches and technology used to protect the drinking water of 670,000 residents and 284,000 properties
A KPMG survey found that over half of UK companies would seriously consider hiring ex-hackers or convicted criminals to plug their skills gap
Pooling of technology and people across agencies and member countries - as well as partnering with industry - is central to NATO's cyber-defence strategy, as Ian West explains to SC's Tony Morbin
Industry reaction to renewed calls for technology backdoors by government agencies has been predictably negative.
Equation Group, the most advanced threat actor yet seen according to Kaspersky, may be the NSA.
The US government and the IT industry continue to lock horns over encryption, despite the US president's plea for greater co-operation between government and vendors.
The Royal Navy is under an increasing danger of cyber-attack and the government should ramp up training to deal with the threat.