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Opaq Joins Palo Alto Networks MSSP Partner Program

Opaq Networks allows MSSPs to deliver Palo Alto Networks security solutions as a cloud service. Call it network security as a service.

Cybersecurity Mergers, Acquisitions: 18 Deals Worth $1.8 Billion in July 2018

Cybersecurity mergers & acquisitions (M&A) totaled $1.8 billion in July 2018, and notable deals during the period involved AlienVault, Centrify & Prevoty.

MSSPs and Threat Detection Security Services: Case Study

Sword & Shield, a Top 100 MSSP and AlienVault partner, describes threat detection security services, and cloud security monitoring across Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 17 August 2018

Today’s MSSP & cybersecurity news involves Apple network breach; cyber insurance adoption rates; eMazzanti LifeLock bug learnings; Gartner IT security spending forecast; Opaq and Palo Alto Networks partner; SOC as a Service & US election security.

Study: Firewalls Still Relevant as Network Security Landscape Expands, Evolves

Firewalls are still a critical part of an organization’s overall security architecture yet security pros managing the technology are plagued by complex rules, policy compliance, audit readiness and manual processes, a FireMon study asserts.

Gamification of Cybersecurity Training: Living Security Scores $500,000 Funding

Cybersecurity awareness & training provider Living Security raises $500,000 in seed funding. Among the company’s tactics: The gamification of cyber education.

President Trump Revokes U.S. Cyber Offense Rules

Can the U.S. blunt cyberattacks launched by foreign adversaries with quicker counter-offensives or even preemptive strikes? President Trump may be leaning toward those approaches.

MSP Research: SMBs Spend $11 Billion on Managed Security Services

The global remotely managed security services market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 percent between 2017 and 2021, according to industry analyst AMI-Partners. Plus, a U.S. MSP security market forecast and more.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 16 August 2018

Today’s MSSP and cybersecurity news involves Barkly pursuing MSPs; Cisco security revenue growth; Living Security funding for cyber training & education; Starboard activist investor targets Symantec; Thoma Bravo completes Centrify identity and access management acquisition; and Twistlock funded.

Microsoft Office 365 Phishing: Avanan Identifies SharePoint Attack

Cybercriminals use Microsoft SharePoint phishing attack called PhishPoint to harvest Office 365 end-user credentials, cloud security platform provider Avanan warns.