Last week was a busy time for IT professionals as big name firms including SAP, EMC and NetSuite hosted their US media and partner events.
As a result the tech headlines were filled with all manner of announcements, ranging from the future of big data analytics to the importance of having a robust hybrid cloud strategy.
With this in mind tech fans may have been distracted and missed some of the major news to come out of the hacking and cyber security community.
To help make sure you don't miss anything we've collected the biggest cyber security news and insights to break over the past seven days.
Naval warfare is going online
Military forces across the world have been experimenting with cyber warfare for many years, creating defensive and offensive tools designed to aid, or disturbingly sometimes replace, real-world operations.
The US Navy took this trend to the next level on 8 May when it announced a new five-year cyber security plan, promising to shore up defences and increase in-house skills at Fleet Cyber Command.
Bye bye Patch Tuesday
Interest in Windows 10 has slowly grown since Microsoft unveiled the first preview of the all-in-one OS last year.
Windows 10 hit the headlines most recently when Microsoft revealed plans to ditch monthly Patch Tuesday updates in favour of an ongoing update system that works in the background on Windows 10 devices.
WordPress security woes continue
WordPress security has been a concern for many website owners, as security firms report on a new vulnerability on a near weekly basis.
Most recently WordPress issued a warning calling users to check their plugins after uncovering a DOM-based cross-site scripting vulnerability associated with the widely used Genericons package.
Lenovo flaw could let malicious software in
Lenovo found itself in hot water earlier this year when customers found that the firm had installed privacy infringing Superfish adware on some of its consumer laptops.
The fallout led to a huge backlash and forced Lenovo to release a removal tool alongside a pledge never to install adware on its computers again.
However, Lenovo machines came in for scrutiny again last week after researchers at IOActive Lab reported finding a flaw in some laptops' System Update that could be exploited to install software on a victim's machine.
Viruses are getting suicidal
Hackers are constantly developing new ways to hide their operations from defence tools and white hats.
This trend continued last week when researchers at Cisco reported uncovering a "suicidal" Rombertik computer virus infecting Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
The virus is particularly nasty as it not only destroys itself if it's detected, but takes the victim's system with it and forces the computer into an infinite reboot cycle.
Big data analytics are the future of cyber security
Technology companies have been touting the benefits of big data analytics for some time, and the likes of BMW, the Met Office and NBCUniversal all list it as an important part of their future IT strategies.
However, EMC CEO of information infrastructure David Goulden took the idea a stage further at EMC World, listing analytics as the future of data centre cyber security.
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