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  • Black Hat notebook: Flying under the radar

    Early details on a security vendor in stealth mode, security pros show keen interest in Windows Vista and a new problem looms for BlackBerrys. 

  • Security Bytes: Exploits targeting freshly patched Apple flaw

    The crew in Cupertino patches nearly two dozen holes in OS X, but not before exploits are unleashed. Plus McAfee fixes a critical flaw and EMC gets the OK to buy RSA. 

  • Compliance demands a technology toolbox

    There's really no one technology answer for regulatory compliance. That's why experts suggest that a variety of tools are needed to meet the requirements of regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley. 

  • Symantec: Searching for a strategy?

    After phasing out some appliances and watching EMC reel in RSA, some say Symantec is strategically adrift. To correct its course, experts say it must satisfy the demand for better product integration. 

  • Russinovich now belongs to Microsoft

    Winternals and its well-known technical leader, Mark Russinovich, are now part of Microsoft. The software giant has acquired Winternals for an undisclosed fee. 

  • Secure Computing to acquire CipherTrust

    Secure Computing is buying messaging security vendor CipherTrust for nearly $274 million. The move is intended to strengthen Secure Computing's unified threat management program. 

  • Report: SMB security spending jumps 23%

    A new survey points to double-digit increases in security spending for the foreseeable future, as small and medium-sized businesses grow increasingly reliant on IT. 

  • RSA Security may not be the 'pearl' EMC thinks it is

    Having outbid other suitors, EMC must now sell the purchase to its shareholders and make use of RSA's technology. Will the strategy work? The 451 Group isn't sure RSA is much of a gem. 

  • RSA Security acquired by EMC for $2.1 billion

    EMC confirms that it will buy RSA Security for just under $2.1 billion. Observers say RSA faced a choice of either selling out at its peak or carrying on with a questionable strategy dependant on acquisitions. 

  • Report: EMC may be near deal to purchase RSA Security

    RSA Security has been looking for a buyer for several months, according to The New York Times, and its board of directors may accept an acquisition offer as soon as this weekend.