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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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1. Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities Drive Heavier Security Spending

Solution providers are witnessing customers invest in everything from endpoint detection and response to hardening production environments to combat the Meltdown and Spectre microprocessor flaws.

Sixty percent of partners expect to see an increase in their security business over the next year as a result of Spectre and Meltdown, according to an exclusive CRN survey.

Meltdown and Spectre have heightened demand for endpoint detection and response (EDR) services as clients seek to gain a better understanding of what their exposure is, as well as how to address it, according to partners. Customer interest in incident response services has peaked as many clients realize they lack the staff or capability to respond on their own if they're hit.

Businesses have also been looking to harden and isolate production environments from the server to eliminate the need for immediate patching and avoid the associated instability or performance degradation.

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