Arik Hesseldahl

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Well, That Was Fast: IBM Snags Q1 Labs, Forms Security Unit

Making good on signals it floated that it might begin another acquisitive streak, IBM today said it will acquire Q1 Labs, a Massachusetts-based security firm that specializes in using analytics to detect and flag suspicious activity on corporate networks. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but IBM said Q1 will be added to its newly formed Security Systems Unit, going after what it says is a $94 billion opportunity in security software and services.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik