Making Sense of Raytheon and Websense

I was just getting on my flight to the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco on Monday morning when I received an e-mail announcing an intriguing cybersecurity deal.Defense contractor Raytheon announced its acquisition of security veteran Websense for approximately $1.6 billion. Vista Equity Partners, Websense’s previous owner, also contributed $335 million and will retain some skin in the game.

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RSA Observations Part I

I've been to about a dozen RSA Conferences in my career. Some were really geeky, some were nothing but hype, but last week's event stood out as truly valuable. Yes, marketing rhetoric was in the air as always but under the spin was some truly good dialogue.

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