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Raytheon will contribute $1.9 billion (net of cash acquired) to acquire Websense, of which $600 million will be in the form of an intercompany loan to the yet to be named joint venture.
Fox-IT launches Cyberthreat Management Platform designed to help organizations strengthen intelligence, prevention, detection, and response operational capabilities.
WikiLeaks published thousands of documents on Thursday from last year's Sony hacking scandal, calling them an insight into the inner workings of a "secretive" firm.
WatchGuard Technologies announced that Prakash Panjwani has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.
Security research and product-testing firm NSS Labs announced today it has secured $7 Million in additional equity and debt funding.
WhiteHat Security has appointed Craig Hinkley as Chief Executive Officer of the company, taking over the position from company founder Jeremiah Grossman who took the role of interim CEO in February 2014.
Security analytics company Niara has closed a $20 million Series B financing round led by Venrock, with additional participants including New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Index Ventures.
Singtel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chicago-based data security and compliance solutions firm Trustwave.
Uber has hired former Facebook security chief Joe Sullivan as its new Chief Security Officer.
Check Point Software Technologies said on Thursday that it would acquire Lacoon Mobile Security, a provider of enterprise security solutions for iOS and Android devices.

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Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Tree rings occur when the growing season ends and growth stops. To avoid stagnation, a security organization must never stop growing.
Wade Williamson's picture
By building security controls that identify and correlate the malicious behaviors of an attack, we can begin to the tip the scales back in our favor.
Pat Calhoun's picture
While individual products and technologies are important weapons, they operate in a silo and lose sight of the bigger picture. The reality is that you can’t just rely on a single defense or a silver bullet.
Torsten George's picture
These four cyber security building blocks can help organizations can fulfill their requirements for quantitative risk reporting and neutralize the impact of cyber-attacks.
Jason Polancich's picture
We seem to be at a watershed moment in both the cybersecurity market and with our business cyber defense circumstances.
Marcus Ranum's picture
When you start keeping a long-term data series, remember that you can't change your algorithm for interpreting it on a regular basis.
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
While intelligence is a critical component of a mature security program, it should not drive security. A risk-driven approach provides a much more comprehensive and scientific approach that allows organizations to keep pace with today’s sophisticated threats.
Rafal Los's picture
As long as the “hikers and bear” analogy is told in boardrooms we will have difficulty communicating the value of a proportionate security model where we design security measures for different types of adversaries with different types of objectives.
Nate Kube's picture
Nate introduces various perspectives on cybersecurity as a moniker, shares some illuminating data, and presents a vernacular to move our field forward.
Torsten George's picture
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is an important building block, but still just the first step towards implementing operationalized defenses against cyber security risks.