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  • IBM Deals Are Better Medicine Than Buybacks for Growth: Real M&A

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    As International Business Machines Corp. braces for its first profit drop since 2002, only about 3 percent of its annual revenue is coming from the cloud-computing technology it's highlighted as the key to a turnaround. Acquisitions could remedy that and would be a better use of cash than share repurchases, said shareholder HighMark Capital Management Inc. IBM already spent more than $100 billion on buybacks in the last decade alone.
  • U.S. weighing cybersecurity requirements for bank vendors, NY Times says

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Symantec plans to separate into two public companies Symantec announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to separate the company into two, independent publicly traded companies: one business focused on security and one business focused on information management. The transaction is intended to take the form of a tax-free distribution to Symantec shareholders of 100% of the IM business in a new, independent, publicly traded stock.
  • India is top source of DDoS attacks traffic in 2014 : Symantec

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    According to Symantec's security experts' new research, India topped the global 50 countries that have witnessed the highest volume of 'originating DDoS traffic', with 26% of all DDoS traffic originating from the India, followed by US with 17%. 'The sources for DoS attacks are often countries that have a high number of bot infected machines and a low adoption rate of filtering of spoofed packets.
  • PCI compliance under scrutiny following Big Data breaches

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    In the wake of numerous high-profile data breaches, some security experts question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. Should PCI standards do more than set a baseline for security -- and should they be given teeth for when companies don't comply? As details filter out about the Home Depot hack , you can't help but ask: How did this happen - especially when the company was supposed to adhere to specific safety regulations or else lose its capability to process credit card transactions? According to The New York Times , Home Depot's flawed security system allowed customer information to be…
  • PCI Compliance Under Scrutiny Following Big Data Breaches

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    In the wake of numerous high-profile data breaches, some security experts question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. Should PCI standards do more than set a baseline for security -- and should they be given teeth for when companies don't comply? As details filter out about the Home Depot hack , you can't help but ask: How did this happen - especially when the company was supposed to adhere to specific safety regulations or else lose its capability to process credit card transactions? According to The New York Times , Home Depot's flawed security system allowed customer information to be…
 
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