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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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8. Technology Titans Make Deals To Gain Foothold In Cybersecurity

Four of the industry's leading technology providers have clawed their way into the cybersecurity ecosystem via tuck-in acquisitions.

Amazon Web Services kicked things off in January, giving its new threat detection service a shot in the arm with the $40 million purchase of Cambridge, Mass.-based cybersecurity software startup Sqrrl. Two months later, VMware bought Redwood City, Calif.-based startup E8 Security, taking hold of a technology intended to bolster recent upgrades to its Workspace ONE endpoint management platform.

Also in March, Oracle boosted the application and network protection around its cloud services by purchasing Aventura, Fla.-based security startup Zenedge. And in July, AT&T announced plans to acquire San Mateo, Calif.-based cybersecurity provider AlienVault to help the carrier expand the reach of enterprise-grade security offerings to smaller businesses.

 
 
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