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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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10. Thoma Bravo Goes All In On Cybersecurity

Thoma Bravo carried out three massive cybersecurity acquisitions in the first half of 2018 alone.

The Chicago-based private equity giant kicked off the year by purchasing Campbell, Calif.-based storage and security player Barracuda Networks for $1.6 billion in February. Three months later, Thoma Bravo purchased a majority stake in LogRhythm to accelerate the Boulder, Colo.-based security information and event management vendor's operational and product development road map.

Then in July, Thoma Bravo agreed to buy from early investors a majority stake in Centrify to help the Santa Clara, Calif.-based identity management vendor expand its product capabilities both organically and through acquisitions.

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