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The 10 Biggest Cybersecurity News Stories Of 2019

The cybersecurity industry has in 2019 seen lots of outside money to address challenges around data and identity, with vendors tapping into the deep pockets of venture capital and IPOs, while many MSPs have found themselves under siege.

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Making Headlines This Year

The cybersecurity industry in 2019 experienced massive data breaches, an array of new CEOs taking the helm, aggressive M&A activity, heavy private and public funding for fast-growing vendors, and crippling ransomware attacks that use MSPs as the vehicle to go after their ultimate target.

Money continued to flow into the industry to address challenges around authenticating users, securing endpoints, and synthesizing massive amounts of data, with nine up-and-coming vendors receiving at least $100 million of private equity each, six endpoint security vendors being scooped up by broader technology firms, and four cybersecurity vendors filing for an IPO.

In addition, four startups focused on orchestration or automation were purchased by larger security vendors, and an emerging and an established star in the industry were bought by private equity firms. On a more somber note, six technology firms had their own products or infrastructure infiltrated by hackers, while three blue-chip businesses suffered massive data breaches.

Keep on reading to relive the biggest cybersecurity news articles of 2019.

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