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No Surprise, Security Spending is on the Rise 📈

Is today your birthday? If it is, you share it with the legend Davy Crockett, the American frontiersman who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Happy birthday, remember the Alamo, and share the Brief with your friends and colleagues!


Information Security Spending to Rise 8.7% Next Year, Gartner Says

The Security as a Service trend is rising, GDPR is causing mayhem, and all markets are expected to see growth in spending.

US and Chile agree to cooperate on cybersecurity

One of Chile’s largest banks was the victim of a hacking operation that reportedly robbed it of $10 million. The respective Secretary of States met as part of Jim Mattis’ four-country South American tour.

Hacky hack hack’: Teen arrested for breaking into Apple’s network

A hack into the first publicly traded U.S. company to hit $1 trillion on the stock market? By a teenager? Say whaaaaaaa?

Anthem $115 Million Data Breach Settlement Approved by Judge

The massive 2015 breach of the company exposed the social security numbers, names, birth dates, healthcare ID numbers, and other data.

Banks on Alert After FBI Warning of Cyber Attacks on ATMs

The common tactic, known as jackpotting, has been around for decades and is being utilized in developing markets to cause ATMs to dispense all of their cash.