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The 10 Biggest Cybersecurity News Stories Of 2018

The security industry has in 2018 seen an infusion of capital to address continuing problems, with vendors tapping into the deep pockets of private equity and IPOs, and data breaches shaking two major American companies to the core.

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More Money, More Problems

The cybersecurity industry has in 2018 grappled with regulatory changes and challenges, massive data breaches, executive and channel leadership transitions, and heavy private and public funding for fast-growing vendors.

Money continued to flow into the industry to address the proliferating threat vectors, with five cybersecurity vendors filing for an IPO, five up-and-coming vendors receiving at least $100 million of private equity each, three leading technology providers making major cybersecurity acquisitions, and one private equity firm acquiring a majority stake in six 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, another vendor losing a lawsuit against the U.S. government, and two blue-chip American companies dealing with the fallout from major data breaches.

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

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