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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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10. Kaspersky Moves Processes To Switzerland, Loses Lawsuit Against Feds

Kaspersky Lab in May announced plans to move a number of its core processes from Russia to Switzerland, including software assembly, threat detection updates, and customer data storage and processing for most regions.

The Moscow-based company said in November that all threat-related data shared by European users is now being processed in two data centers located in Zurich, Switzerland. Kaspersky also opened its first Transparency Center in Zurich, enabling governments and partners to access reviews of the company’s code, software updates and threat detection rules.

In late May, a federal district court judge dismissed Kaspersky's lawsuit challenging the U.S. government's ban on its products due to a lack of standing and the fact that the government's actions don't determine guilt and inflict punishment. A federal appeals court judge upheld the ruling in favor of the U.S. government on Nov. 30.

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