IPOs, New Execs, and Vulnerabilities Abound
2018 has thus far been a year of regulatory changes and challenges, executive and channel leadership transitions, and heavy private and public funding for cybersecurity vendors.
Money continued to flow into the industry to address the proliferating threat vectors, with five cybersecurity vendors filing for an IPO, four leading technology providers making cybersecurity acquisitions, three next-generation endpoint vendors receiving infusions of private equity, and one private equity firm acquiring a majority stake in three prominent cybersecurity firms.
The regulatory sands have also continued to shift, with new data governance rules taking effect in Europe, one vendor reporting an internal accounting probe to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and another vendor losing a lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Keep on reading to relive the biggest cybersecurity news stories of 2018.