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We haven’t had many high-profile cyberbreaches of late. But cyberwatchers shouldn’t let their guard down. Attacks tend to come in waves, and we’re overdue for a new one. In November we learned that Marriott International/Starwood had been victimized, threatening the personal information of as many as 500 million customers. This occurred over a span of […]
Six years ago on a TV show called “Homeland,” a fictitious U.S. vice president had his pacemaker hacked. It was riveting television but seemed too far removed from reality. Former Vice President Dick Cheney certainly didn’t think so. A year later, concerned about reports that attackers could hack such devices and kill their owners, he […]
It was a failure. That’s what we learned in September about semiconductor giant Intel’s acquisition of antivirus software maker McAfee five years ago. Intel agreed to sell a majority stake in its $7.7 billion acquisition to a private equity firm at a price that showed that McAfee’s assets had increased only marginally, if at all. […]

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