Via Dwight, Cisco buys security vendor Splunk for $28B:
Cisco is making its most expensive acquisition ever – by far - with an announcement it's buying data crunching software firm Splunk for $157 per share, or approximately $28 billion (£22.8b)....
Per Cisco, the deal will bring Splunk's analytics capabilities to Cisco to create a new model of cybersecurity that prioritizes threat prediction and prevention over threat detection and response.
This is really big news. I have no insight into what "threat prediction" is or how it would work other than to echo Yogi Berra - prediction is hard, especially about the future.