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McAfee Joins Acquisition Wave

McAfee Joins Acquisition Wave

In order to build cyber capabilities, companies have one of two options; invest into expanding your own offerings by building the capabilities into your company structure or acquire a company… Read more »

2010’s Acquisitions Wave: Cash is Back

2010’s Acquisitions Wave: Cash is Back

Harris Corporation’s acquisition of privately-held CapRock Communications for a reported $525 million in cash is the latest in a series of major cash acquisitions, proving that, even if credit is… Read more »

Symantec to Purchase VeriSign’s Cybersecurity Business

Symantec to Purchase VeriSign’s Cybersecurity Business

Symantec has entered a definitive agreement to purchase VeriSign’s security business, including the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate Services, the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Services, the VeriSign Trust Services and… Read more »

Symantec to Acquire VeriSign for $1.3 Billion

Symantec to Acquire VeriSign for $1.3 Billion

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) has announced that it plans to acquire VeriSign for around $1.3 billion. Symantec will acquire VeriSign’s authentication and identity business. That includes the Secure Sockets Layer… Read more »

Symantec Looks to Enhance Data Protection Though Acquisitions

Symantec Looks to Enhance Data Protection Though Acquisitions

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire PGP Corporation and GuardianEdge Technologies, Inc. Symantec will pay around $300 million in cash for PGP… Read more »

Soccer World Cup Propels Cyber Crime in South Africa

Soccer World Cup Propels Cyber Crime in South Africa

Africa is currently seeing a spur of phishing attacks, and with South Africa’s hosting of the World Cup this year, cyber criminals in that region are getting even busier. “Major… Read more »

UK's National Health Service Hit by Virus

UK's National Health Service Hit by Virus

The National Health Service in the UK has been hit by a virus designed to steal data from the computers. However, the worm is easily detected by off-the-shelf security software,… Read more »

Cyber-Crime Toolkits for Newbies Pose Threat, Symantec Reports

Cyber-Crime Toolkits for Newbies Pose Threat, Symantec Reports

You don’t have to be a cyber pro anymore to hack computers and steal information. According to Symantec’s recent security threat report, it’s now easier than ever for amateurs to… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 20, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 20, 2010

Obama has nominated a CMS Administrator, Dr. Donald Berwick. NASA continues to track the volcano eruption in Iceland that has snarled international air travel. Wind turbines are a threat to… Read more »

Fake Anti-Virus Software a Major Problem According to Symantec

Fake Anti-Virus Software a Major Problem According to Symantec

Fake security software was the primary security issue hitting computer users in 2009, according to a recently released report by Symantec. Also, Mac users have experienced an increase in number… Read more »

Misunderstanding, Ignorance Reasons Businesses Lack Adequate Cybersecurity

Misunderstanding, Ignorance Reasons Businesses Lack Adequate Cybersecurity

Despite growing awareness of how devastating a cyber attack could be, many businesses still have not implemented security measures, which risks putting them in a group of corporations that have… Read more »

Norton Brings in Adam Palmer as New Cybersecurity Advisor

Norton Brings in Adam Palmer as New Cybersecurity Advisor

Norton from Symantec (NASQAQ: SYMC) has appointed Adam Palmer as Norton Lead Cybersecurity Advisor. Palmer is a former cyber crime prosecutor and legal director for the National Center for Missing… Read more »

Symantec Survey Reveals Poor Password Security

Symantec Survey Reveals Poor Password Security

Last week, security firm Symantec released a survey that revealed poor cyber hygiene on the part of respondents. Over 60 percent of respondents said they do not alter their passwords… Read more »

China Largest Malware Distributor

China Largest Malware Distributor

China is presently the largest distributor of malware, according to a new report released by Symantec. The U.S. is the leading malware distributor based on mail servers followed by China… Read more »

DC Makes 'Norton's Riskiest Online Cities' List

DC Makes 'Norton's Riskiest Online Cities' List

According to a new report released by Norton via Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) Washington D.C. qualifies as one of the riskiest American cities to live in – in terms of cybersecurity… Read more »

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