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Top 10 Biggest Cybersecurity News Stories Of 2018 (So Far)

The security industry has seen more money and more problems in 2018, with vendors tapping into the deep pockets of private equity and IPOs and microprocessor flaws affecting nearly all the world's computers.

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IPOs, New Execs, and Vulnerabilities Abound

2018 has thus far been a year of regulatory changes and challenges, executive and channel leadership transitions, and heavy private and public funding for cybersecurity vendors.

Money continued to flow into the industry to address the proliferating threat vectors, with five cybersecurity vendors filing for an IPO, four leading technology providers making cybersecurity acquisitions, three next-generation endpoint vendors receiving infusions of private equity, and one private equity firm acquiring a majority stake in three prominent cybersecurity firms.

The regulatory sands have also continued to shift, with new data governance rules taking effect in Europe, one vendor reporting an internal accounting probe to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and another vendor losing a lawsuit against the U.S. government.

Keep on reading to relive the biggest cybersecurity news stories of 2018.

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