UK public sector expenditure on digital defences is up 3,183 percent this year - from £6 million of contracts tendered last year to £191 million tendered this year - £20m on NHS cyber unit.
Reports of billion pound shortfalls in the UK armed forces means that some conventional forces will be cut back, but how will it affect cyber?
According to Spiceworks' "2016 State of IT" report, IT budgets are predicted to increase by only one percent in 2016.
Industrial environments are becoming increasingly automated and interconnected, with control systems often networked over the Internet. This growing computerisation exposes industrial control systems to a number of threats - with potentially disastrous consequences, says Florian Malecki.
New research from think-tank the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) suggests that the true cost of cyber-crime to business in the UK is as high as £34 billion per year.
New research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggests that US financial service companies will spend an additional £1.3 billion (US$ 2 billion) on cyber-security by 2017.
This week's In Case You Missed Column looks at websites at risk from Drupal's SQL injection flaw, security features on Android and information security shortcomings in business.
A new study from US-based research firm CBI Insights reveals that corporate cyber security investments have risen five-fold since 2009, with 30 percent growth in the last year alone.
A new report which claims information security budgets have fallen has been called into question, but carries better news for security companies and security awareness training.
Companies must think like a hacker and commit to penetration testing to protect themselves from data breaches, says Chema Alonso.
Some of the UK's chief information security officers (CISOs) are breaking away from IT budgets and reporting lines but are still missing C-level support, a new study reveals.
The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne introduced the 2014 Budget yesterday, but those in the infosec industry believe that it didn't do enough to close the cyber security skills gap.
Information security budgets will increase in 2014, with 45 per cent of organisations planning to spend more this year and only 11 per cent cutting back, according to the latest Information Security Study from 451 Research.
"There is a clear disconnect between the people who have to deal with an attack, and the rest of the staff" says the Lancope CTO.
It may be a time of great change for the infosec industry, but advice on achieving the budgets needed to keep up with new threats remains remarkably consistent, reports Thomas Brewster.
The Pentagon will spend an extra $800 million (£520 million) on cyber security initiatives next year, despite defence budget cuts.
Six cyber tools have been designated as weapons by the US air force.