how to invest in cybersecurity

Tap Into a $67 Billion Market by Investing in Cybersecurity Stocks

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The growing threat of cyber attacks is corporations' biggest concern in 2014 - but it could also be your biggest profit opportunity.

Even when broader markets fell in January, cybersecurity stocks delivered double-digit gains. FireEye Inc. (Nasdaq: FEYE) surged a whopping 67%, KEYW Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: KEYW) climbed 19%, and Imperva Inc. (NYSE: IMPV) rose 14% in the year's first month.

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Who Uses Bitcoin Is Suddenly a Big Deal to These Businesses

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Every day it seems another big merchant is announcing that it will take Bitcoin. Last week, online retailer Overstock.com joined the growing list. But the rising interest among businesses in Bitcoin is not as puzzling as it seems. The typical Bitcoin user fits a profile that business owners find very enticing.

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Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) Stock Latest to Jump After Major Cyber Deal

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Proving again that bigger is better in the fight against global cyber-attacks, another sizable cyber deal was inked late Monday.

Santa Clara, Calif.-headquartered Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) acquired Silicon Valley startup Morta Security, described as "operating in stealth mode since 2012." Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

PANW stock rose 3.7% Tuesday on the news.

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How to Invest in Cybersecurity

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More and more companies are asking how to invest in cybersecurity, as the industry looks to be the only area of U.S. defense spending that will escape the looming budget cuts slated for March 1.

As Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III explained in his recent report, "The Cyber-Hacking of America," the booming interest in cyber-defense stems from the increasing number of threats targeting the United States.

Patalon said the intelligence community's National Intelligence Estimate, used to brief lawmakers, found "the U.S. is the target of a massive, sustained, cyber-espionage campaign."

A separate report released last week by Virginia-based cybersecurity firm Mandiant Corp. found a Chinese military unit was behind cyberattacks on at least 141 organizations since 2006.

"We know that the U.S. Federal Reserve has been hacked, we know that The New York Times has been hacked, and that's just the beginning," said Patalon. "This is going to be a major, major story and something that investors need to watch."


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