It was another busy week in the security sector as cyber woes continued to haunt businesses, new threats emerged from Russia and the MoD announced plans for a deep web search hack. Here are the top security stories of the week from the V3 news desk.
Insurers struggling to shield businesses from cyber attack risk
A roundtable discussion held by Kaspersky Lab found that the unpredictable nature of cyber attacks is making it hard for the insurance industry to create policies that offer adequate protection for businesses.
Pentagon developing cyber 'scorecard' to track threats to military systems
The US revealed plans to develop a cyber 'scorecard' to track cyber threats to its military systems and stay ahead of hackers.
FBI agent urges firms to create cyber attack plans
An FBI security expert called on companies of all sizes to adopt cyber incident response plans to combat a striking increase in global security threats.
MI5 chief warns encryption tools are aiding terrorists
The head of MI5 warned that encryption technologies are making it harder for security agencies to tackle the terrorist threat in the UK. He also said that firms like Facebook should take responsibility for passing on communications data to the intelligence services.
MariaDB 10.1 adds database encryption ready for new EU data protection laws
The open source MariaDB SQL database is adding a key feature in the form of native database encryption in the upcoming MariaDB 10.1, which will enable customers to encrypt databases without affecting performance or having to recode applications.
Russia-backed hacking group The Dukes uncovered targeting the West
A Russian government-sponsored hacking group nicknamed The Dukes was uncovered after a seven-year rampage against numerous Western governments and organisations.
Ministry of Defence plans deep web search hack event to boost national security
The Ministry of Defence announced plans to hold a ‘hacking' event on the deep web to develop technologies that could improve the UK's security.
Intel launches research group to tackle cyber risks in connected cars
Intel launched a group dedicated to solving potential cyber security problems in connected cars, and will provide its automotive development platforms to help with research
President Obama cautions China on cyber attacks ahead of state visit
President Obama warned the Chinese government that cyber attacks against the US are "not acceptable", just a few weeks ahead of a state visit by China's president Xi Jinping.
Intel wants to get inside your car, despite missing out on mobile
'We'll keep fighting to fight to keep the web free and open,' claim EFF
Breached in March by the same attackers, claim 'insiders'
And all for less than £150, according to Keith