Mergers & Acquisitions

In wake of massive breach, Verizon reassessing price for Yahoo acquisition

In wake of massive breach, Verizon reassessing price for Yahoo acquisition

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The CEO of Verizon said on Monday that the telecommunications giant is still on track to acquire Yahoo, despite a massive breach of Yahoo.

Researcher warns of cyber-threat to mergers and acquisitions

Researcher warns of cyber-threat to mergers and acquisitions

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A FireEye researcher has warned of cyber-criminals trying to exploit million dollar mergers and acquisition deals

Making cyber-security due diligence an M&A priority

Making cyber-security due diligence an M&A priority

Shawn Henry explores the potential security pitfalls involved when companies make an acquisition, along with the steps that must be taken to mitigate these risks

Movers & Makers: Winter 2016

Movers & Makers: Winter 2016

Recent updates on the people and organisations that make up the information security industry

Dell's SecureWorks files for IPO

Dell's SecureWorks files for IPO

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SecureWorks, the cyber-security division of Dell, put in paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday to initiate an IPO.

Thales picks up Vormetric for $400M (£261M)

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Internet security specialist Thales has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the data security firm Vormetric for $400 million (£261M).

Movers & Makers: Autumn 2015

Movers & Makers: Autumn 2015

Recent updates on the people and organisations that make up the information security industry

Updated: Hackers trade on inside information to net $100m

Updated: Hackers trade on inside information to net $100m

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A hacking and trading group stole wireservice information to buy stock and reap an illegal profit.

Movers and makers: July-August 2015

Movers and makers: July-August 2015

Recent updates on the people and organisations that make up the information security industry

Movers and makers: March - April 2015

Movers and makers: March - April 2015

Recent updates on the people and organisations that make up the information security industry

Why diversify or die' doesn't always ring true

Why diversify or die' doesn't always ring true

Kirill Slavin explains why focus can beat diversification in a fast-evolving market place.

Avoid security breaches during reorganis​ation and mergers

Avoid security breaches during reorganis​ation and mergers

Paul Bonner advises companies merging to take the best security practice from each component company, and not impose the practices of the dominant player - or resistance is likely.

Movers and makers: September-October

Movers and makers: September-October

The latest news on the people and companies at the forefront of information security.

G-Cloud - Using SMEs without hurting government security

G-Cloud - Using SMEs without hurting government security

Moves to increase SME participation in government IT tendering drew criticism, but Peter Groucutt explains how G-Cloud has helped reduce security concerns as one of the objections

Movers and makers: July - August

Movers and makers: July - August

The latest news on the people and companies at the forefront of information security.

Cyber security: Speaking the CEO's Language

Cyber security: Speaking the CEO's Language

2 minutes on how you educate the boardroom on the information security dangers the business is facing on a daily basis.

Cryptography Research signs patent licence with Samsung to protect smartcards against differential power analysis

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Cryptography Research has signed a patent licence agreement with Samsung Electronics.

Sourcefire rejects unsolicited takeover bid from Barracuda

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Barracuda Networks argues that the deal would protect users of the open source Clam AV software, yet intrusion detection pioneer Sourcefire says it's being 'substantially undervalued'

Reed Elsevier acquires ChoicePoint in $4.1 billion deal

ChoicePoint, whose breach disclosure in 2005 served as a watershed moment, has been acquired by LexisNexis information service patent, Reed Elsevier, for $4.1 billion, the two companies announced on Thursday.

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