With Sony Corp, Staples, Home Depot and Target Corp all having been targets of high-profile data thefts over the past two years this is probably the start of some big $$ acquisitions
A cyber attack in mid-2014 at the U.S. Investigations Services, which performs background checks for U.S. government employees, compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators. The Websense deal will add more than 20,000 commercial customers to Raytheon's portfolio of predominantly government clients. "This acquisition highlights the massive investments being allocated toward this high-priority area of IT spending as enterprises of all shapes and sizes look to bulk up legacy security systems with next-generation technologies," FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a note.