Thoma Bravo to buy Sophos for $3.9 billion

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo plans today to buy UK-based cyber-security giant Sophos for $7.40 per share, for a total value of $3.9 billion, both companies announced today. The sale price represents a 37% premium on the Sophos market trading price, as recorded on Friday, at the end of the trading. The Sophos board of directors said they plan to “unanimously recommend” the acquisition offer to their shareholders. Before today’s…

October 14, 2019
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Most SSL certificate misissuance caused by software bugs and rule misinterpretations

Software bugs and misinterpretations of industry standards are at the heart of most cases of incorrectly-issued SSL certificates — accounting for 42% of all incidents –, a recent academic study has discovered. The research, authored by a team from the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington, looked at 379 instances of misissued SSL certificates — from a total of over 1,300 known incidents. Academics gathered incident data…

October 14, 2019
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TOM TRENTO – REAGAN DAY SPEAKER – SHERIDAN WYOMING, OCT 19, 2019 #theunitedwest #BreakingNews #TimeIsNow #AP #RT #AmericaFirst #Reuters #MAGA #news #Islam #KAG #PatriotsUnited #guns #CounterTerrorism #DHS #FBI #HomelandSecurity #intelligence #MaryPatriotNews #security #terrorism [Video]

Tom Trento, Director of The United West is the Sheridan County GOP 2019 Reagan Day speaker in Sheridan Wyoming. The dinner is on Saturday, evening Oct 19, 20… More

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October 14, 2019
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The MacOS Catalina Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

MacOS Catalina is live and out now for the masses to download—and Apple being Apple, it’s packed with features focused on user security and privacy. Here’s how Catalina promises to make your Mac safer and better protected than ever, from warnings about weak passwords to smart ways to retrieve a lost MacBook. Improved Data Protection MacOS Catalina makes apps jump through more hoops—as in, forcing them to ask for permission—if…

October 13, 2019
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Why U.S. Abandoned Allies in Syria

I’ve been asked repeatedly how it can be that everyone outside the White House disagrees with abandoning U.S. allies in Syria, and yet the White House is proceeding with an abrupt cut-and-run away. What is in it for them? It’s a fair question. Given everyone across the political spectrum thinks quitting is a bad idea, including those apolitical who think most about national security, what possibly could motivate such an…

October 13, 2019
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An iTunes Bug Let Hackers Spread Ransomware

The past week brought a heaping helping of not so comforting cybersecurity news, starting with President Donald Trump’s apparent plans to pull out of the Cold War-era Open Skies treaty. We explained why that would be as bad an idea as it sounds. But that’s just for starters. We also took a look at how planting a spy bug on IT hardware is a lot easier—and cheaper—than you might assume….

October 12, 2019
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