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Apple has joined forces with three firms to ramp up preparedness for cyberattacks. The company is partnering with Cisco, a fellow tech giant, Aon, a risk evaluator, and Allianz, an insurer, to tackle the growing threat of cyber hacks.

The details: The companies will offer their cyber risk management solution businesses, and it will include cyber resilience evaluation, insurance from attacks, and access to Cisco and Aon's incident response teams.

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