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The 10 Biggest Security Stories Of 2013

Security threats, data breaches and new technologies made the list of top security stories of 2013. The stories highlight trends that could impact the security industry for years to come.

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Cybersecurity Highs And Lows

There were a number of big wins in the security industry in 2013, but threats and security incidents made up some new lows for corporate security and data privacy. CRN pulled together this list of security stories highlighting issues that had the biggest impact in 2013 and could continue to influence the security industry into 2014 and beyond.

It's worth pointing out some big stories that didn't make the list: Microsoft launched a bug bounty program, reversing a longheld stance. In January, whitelisting vendor Bit9 suffered a serious breach in which attackers stole digital certificates. Health-care security received increased attention with the enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and an expansion of the act to third-party providers. Finally, denial of service attacks were in the spotlight due to a significant increase in attacks against the financial sector and the high-profile DDoS campaign against Spamhaus.

Here's a look at the security stories making our list and could most impact the channel in 2014 and beyond.

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