The top 40 security stories of 2008

What made waves in the security industry in 2008? It's all here -- 40 of the biggest stories for 2008. Also check out our "weekly recap" column which looks at the top 10 biggest security issues and trends of 2008.

1. Terror hits Mumbai

2. Pirates wreak havoc off Somali coast

3. Black Friday trampling death

4. Janet Napolitano tapped for DHS secretary

5. The security industry and the economy

6. Samsung Techwin enters U.S CCTV market

7. SCM merges with Hirsch

8. Siemens buys MAC Systems

9. The rise of H.264 technology

10. Basler enters surveillance market

11. Sagem buys Motorola’s biometric business

12. Securitas Systems becomes Niscayah

13. Jewel theives hold up Paris store in drag

14. Industry pushes for IP video standards

15. Botnets plague e-mail boxes with spam, malware

16. Tyco acquires IntelliVid

17. Retail losses continue to decline

18. Security industry enters fight against copper theft

19. Cities pass CCTV requirements for C-stores

20. Super Bowl XLII’s security

21. More requirements for CO detection

22. NBFAA continues its growth

23. Brink's Home Security becomes independent

24. NAPCO buys Marks USA

25. Panasonic names new president

26. New leadership joins GE Security

27. Panasonic and Sanyo talk takeover

28. UTC attempts to acquire Diebold

29. Stanley buys up Sonitrol

30. ADT buys FirstService Security/SST

31. HID merges with ASSA ABLOY ITG as group becomes HID Global

32. SimonsVoss becomes part of ASSA ABLOY

33. The sun sets on AMPS

34. March Networks acquires Cieffe

35. Kentec comes to own Viking's fire panel business

36. Apple Computers makes a little splash in physical security

37. State and local governments get GSA access

38. Smith & Wesson shoots at security with new dealer program

39. L-1 brings Bioscrypt into the fold

40. TWIC implementation faces delays