Infosec has dominated the headlines this week with a raft of new security products, white hat research and insights on the state of the market from those on the frontline of the cyber battle.
However, alongside these, hackers have once again proved that they never sleep and have carried on their activities unabated.
Here to make sure you stay on top of the latest security headlines we've collected the biggest news and insights to break this week.
The US government gets hacked...again
The US government has had a tough time this year and has been hit by all manner of cyber attacks, ranging from targeted campaigns with sophisticated tools to funny monkey phishing scams.
The government's woes continued this week after the White House admitted that hackers, believed to be from China, had breached the Office of Personnel Management affecting some four million staff.
BAE Systems looks to the cloud
BAE Systems' £144m acquisition of SilverSky last year finally bore fruit this week when the firm announced the availability of cloud-based cyber security services to European customers aimed at protecting mid-sized firms against threats including zero-day exploits.
Apple thinks Google and Facebook are sell outs
Continuing his insistence that Apple doesn't care about gathering customer information, chief executive Tim Cook delivered a speech this week accusing competing firms of selling out users and customers.
"Our privacy is being attacked on multiple fronts. I'm speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information," he said, in a thinly veiled reference to the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter.
F-Secure buys nSense for future growth
Continuing the security company acquisitions of the past year, Finnish firm F-Secure announced the purchase of Danish vulnerability assessment and security consultancy nSense this week.
No financial information was given, but F-Secure made clear its plans to use the firm as a springboard to move into new markets and strengthen its existing offerings.
200 elite black hats power organised crime
Exploit kits and crime-as-a-service are not new. Markets like the now defunct Silk Road have been offering attack tools and hackers for hire on the dark web for years.
However, representatives from the NCA, FBI and Europol argued this week that the number of criminals actually developing these tools and offering the services is very small.
The law enforcement representatives revealed that they are currently operating under the assumption that a mere 200 hackers are powering all organised crime's digital activities.
GCHQ is understaffed
GCHQ has been accused of all manner of nefarious activities since the Edward Snowden leaks, the most serious of which is that it runs an intrusive mass surveillance campaign against UK businesses and citizens.
Ciaran Martin, GCHQ's director general for cyber security, moved to rebut these accusations at Infosec Europe, claiming that the department doesn't have the resources or inclination to spy on everyone.
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