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Sophos inks deal to acquire Rook Security

Sophos reported today it has acquired the managed detection and response (MDR) firm Rook Security. The financial details of the deal were not revealed, but Sophos said Rook Security skillset will be used so the company can create a re-sellable MDR services by combining Rook Security’s threat detection, investigation and response capabilities with its recently…

Recorded Future, Palo Alto and FireEye in mergers and acquisitions mode

The cybersecurity sector saw three major acquisitions announced this week, with Insight Partners acquiring Recorded Future, Palo Alto buying Twistlock and PureSec and FireEye snapping up Verodin. Monetarily, the biggest deal involved the private equity firm Insight Partners taking a controlling stake in Recorded Future in an all-cash $780 million deal that will also see…

Sophos brings on DarkBytes

Sophos has acquired the endpoint security company DarkBytes. The companies did not release the financial details of the agreement, but Sophos said it plans to use DarkBytes technology as the foundation for new managed detection and response andSecurity Orchestration Automation Response services it plans to offer. “The strength and architecture of the DarkBytes platform will accelerate…

Sophos in deal to acquire Avid Secure

Sophos announced today it has acquired the cloud infrastructure security company Avid Secure. Sophos did not release any financial information regarding the deal of the San Francisco-based Avid Secure nor any details on how the two companies will combine their operations. Dan Schiappa, Sophos’ senior vice president and general manager of products, said Secure Avid’s…

Blackberry in $1.4 billion deal to buy Cylance

Blackberry has entered into a $1.4 billion cash deal to acquire Cylance with the intention of using the cybersecurity firm’s technology to accelerate Blackberry’s Enterprise of Things (EoT) project. The agreement will see Blackberry combine Cylance’s artificial intelligence, algorithmic science, and machine learning technology to accelerate its previously disclosed strategy to be the leader in…

SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards 2018

SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards 2018, an extension of SC Media’s Reboot edition enables us to honor executive and professional leaders in our space for their unique, inventive and inspiring contributions that improve security, shape the industry, provide thought leadership, and otherwise have a positive impact on cybersecurity. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE WINNERS!

AT&T inks deal to acquire AlienVault

AT&T has signed an agreement to acquire the privately held AlienVault with the intention of using the cybersecurity firm’s skills to help the telecommunications giant boost its ability to deliver security offerings to small and medium-sized businesses.

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