Cyber-security is a discipline that is still finding its place in many organisations. More so than many other aspects of company operations, cyber-security is an area that can function well when the spotlight is on it, but equally can be left to operate in the shade for extended periods. Given that cyber-security is a discipline that needs consistent, repeatable, continuous action to be effective, this is obviously less than ideal.
Check out more of our year in review coverage. Who was the most active PE investor in the world last year? How about in Europe?What about in the booming IT sector? Who conducted the most add-ons, and which were the busiest firms located outside the US and Europe?To find the answers to those questions and more, we sliced and diced PitchBook Platform data on 2017's top PE investors more than a dozen different ways. Here's what we found:1. KKR (102)2. HarbourVest Partners (86)3. Audax Group (81)4.
Globally, private equity firms completed fewer investments in 2017 than they did in 2016. At the top end of the spectrum, the deals got smaller, too: No PE deal worldwide during the past 12 months has reached the $10 billion mark, let alone scaled to the $60 billion heights of last year's EMC buyout.The funds, though, got bigger. Much bigger.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".