The top 40 security stories of 2008

40 things that shaped the security industry in 2008

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