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Veritas Capital Agrees to Acquire BeyondTrust for $310 Million

Veritas Capital, the New-York-based private-equity, firm has agreed to buy BeyondTrust Software Inc., a provider of privileged account management and vulnerability management solutions, a statement by the security vendor said. Bloomberg reported that Veritas, which has been an investor in BeyondTrust since 2006, would pay $310 million. A Phoenix-based company, BeyondTrust said it has experienced revenue CAGR of…

IEEE Launches Center for Secure Design with Google, Twitter, Harvard and Others

Google, Twitter, and HP are teaming up with 10 other technology companies and universities to help developers design secure software and write better code. An initiative under the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, the new group focuses on practical recommendations for secure software design. The other founding members of IEEE Center…

A Few Quick (Legal) Lessons From The iCloud Nude (Very Attractive) Celebrity Hack

So a bunch of (very attractive) female celebrities’ iCloud accounts were reportedly hacked, and naked pictures of these (very attractive) celebrities were stolen from their accounts. The hackers then either apparently sold pictures of these (very attractive) celebrities, or merely posted pictures of these (very attractive) celebrities online.  A bunch of social, security, and ultimately…