UK Home Secretary speech and announcements at CYBER UK Conference: Over £50 million investment pledged for the UK's cyber-defensive capabilities within law enforcement at a national, regional and local level.
A £13.5 million cyber-innovation centre is to be built at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, intended to boost the thriving East London digital cluster and help create 2,000 UK jobs in cyber-security.
Containing the cyber-threat to society requires both coherent government leadership and strategy. There is a danger of unintentionally drifting into war by pushing the envelope too far or through careless significant collateral damage.
Nine months after the Mexican government was found to be using spyware to spy on journalists, activists and HR lawyers, US lawmakers sent a letter to Mexico's US Ambassador, calling for a comprehensive and transparent probe.
Researchers this month discovered a new spear phishing campaign targeting US government agencies with an evolved version of Sanny malware, a 5-year-old information-stealer that now features a multi-stage infection process.
OceanLotus hits targets in Southeast Asia, while PlugX malware steals pharmaceutical data. APT groups are targeting high-profile corporate and government targets in Southeast Asia, security researchers have discovered.
Sophisticated hacking tools and techniques like watering-hole attacks, once used only by nation states or proxies, now increasingly used by criminal hackers, fueling concerns that state-sponsored hackers may have gone rogue.
Offensive cyber-attacks against Russia are reported to be among options under consideration by the UK if it is dissatisfied with Russia's explanation by midnight today of the use in this country of Russian nerve agent Novichok.
Defence Cyber School at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham opens as part of government moves to increase the country's cyber-defence capability - while government restates willingness to use offensive cyber-weapons.
Government plans for IOT security welcomed but also criticised as being only a set of advisories and recommendations which do not include watertight regulations around credentials and authentication.
The government is reviewing transport laws to take account of automated vehicles and may introduce specific new criminal offences to deal with interference, which would include vehicle hacking.
When you compare information security to other professional fields, it's a relatively new player on the block by contrast. However, over its relative short lifespan information security has evolved at a comparatively rapid rate.
The German government said on Wednesday that hackers had breached the network of government computers with an isolated attack that had been brought under control and which was being investigated by security officials.
Human rights activists are concerned that the Chinese government's regulation requiring that Apple host its citizen's iCloud accounts on servers in China could make it easier for that nation to track down dissenters.
Intel is stating the reason behind its decision to not inform industry organisations and the US federal government of crucial flaws in its processors is it was following established industry reporting standards.
The French government has floated a proposal to make manufacturers of internet-connected devices liable for the security of their devices while they are on the market.
The government is making £50,000 cyber-security training grants available, and separately it has invested £1.8 million in 'innovative' machine learning technologies that will help improve threat detection capabilities at airports.
The UK government publicly accused Russia of carrying out the June 2017 NotPetya ransomware attacks in June 2017 as part of a deliberate attack on the Ukraine state.
Russian hackers successfully penetrated voter registration rolls in a number of US states, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cyber-security chief Jeanette Manfra said Wednesday.
US Republican senator Lamar Smith threatened to subpoena the US Department of Homeland Security for documents related to the US federal government's purge of products made by the Russian software firm.
In the US, the House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman expressed concern over reports that Intel informed Chinese companies about the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities before it told US officials.
Gérard Collomb Ministre de l'Intérieur de France: France is currently developing its five year strategy to fight cyber-crime on a large scale. The new ambition is to protect France. 800 extra police dedicated to cyber. Increased spend.
It is a matter of "When, not if" a major cyber-attack on the UK will happen says Ciaran Martin, head of the NCSC. This statement raises the prospect of huge disruptions to the British government and critical infrastructure.
A new variant of SamSam ransomware was observed targeting multiple industries including government, healthcare and Industrial Control Systems in a series of attacks that don't appear to be highly targeted but more opportunistic.
Japan is to join the ATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia which the organisation said in a statement will further strengthen the knowledge base and reach of the 20-nation-strong centre.
A newly proposed legislation introduced by two Democratic US senators aims to impose stiff, mandatory penalties on credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that fail to protect consumers' sensitive information from data breaches.
The Vietnamese government has reportedly deployed a military cyber-warfare unit compromised of more than 10,000 digital soldiers to combat and censor views on the internet that it finds threatening or "wrong."
US President Donald Trump signed into law the US National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which prohibits US federal use of products and services from Russian-based cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab.
France is working hard to raise awareness of cyber-security and is focused on developing innovative security technologies, and has has already seen numerous successes and innovative cyber- security projects take off.
The UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, announced his autumn budget today, and while it was a pro-tech budget, he had nothing to say specifically about cyber-security, hence the industry has had a lot to say about his plans.