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F-Secure to buy MWR InfoSecurity for ~$106M+ to offer better threat hunting – TechCrunch

F-Secure to buy MWR InfoSecurity for ~$106M+ to offer better threat hunting – TechCrunch The ongoing shift of emphasis in the cyber security industry from defensive, reactive actions towards pro-active detection and response has fueled veteran Finnish security company F-Secure’s acquisition of MWR InfoSecurity, announced today. F-Secure is paying £80 …

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Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN

Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense firm Thales — in a deal worth around $5.43BN. The unanimously board approved all-cash offer represents a premium of 57% over the closing price of Gemalto stock as of 8 December 2017. …

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Proofpoint acquires Cloudmark for $100M in cybersecurity consolidation play

As malicious groups continue to become more sophisticated in their hacking techniques, cybersecurity efforts are attempting to expand in their reach, and that is leading to some consolidation in the field. Today, cybersecurity firm Proofpoint — which provides SaaS products to protect businesses’ email, social media and other services — …

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GCHQ Cyber Accelerator doubles down for second intake

A cyber security accelerator with links to the UK’s GCHQ intelligence agency is doubling down for a second program that’s larger and longer than the inaugural bootcamp which kicked off in January. The second cohort, announced today, will go through a nine month program vs three. There’s also more of …

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