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Forescout Considers Cybersecurity Company Sale; Seeks Buyer

Forescout seeks potential buyer. Private equity firms consider acquiring Forescout for cybersecurity, device inventory & policy-based access control capabilities.

Former MSP Employee Apparently Hacks Customer Email

A Microsoft Office 365 email consultant & former MSP (managed IT services provider) employee pleads guilty to hacking a former customer, a report says.

New Ohio Cybersecurity Law Sets Civilian Cyber Reserve Team

Cybersecurity legislation aimed at insulating Ohio’s election systems and electoral processes from hackers has been signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine

Bipartisan Bill Proposes Incentives for Cybersecurity Education, Workforce Training

A new, incentives laden bill to expand cybersecurity education, recruit educators and extend employee training has been proposed by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 08 November 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves Accenture; AEP; CISA small business cybersecurity guide; ConnectWise Automate ransomware attacks; CynergisTek; Fortress; LogicGate; Plixer; Sophos and more.

Seconds Count in Endpoint Security: Why Real Time Matters

The only practical cybersecurity solution for today’s MSSPs, MSPs and their customers is real-time prevention, detection, containment & response, enSilo says.

Hackers Target ConnectWise Automate, MSP Software Company Warns

Ransomware attacks again target ConnectWise Automate, an MSP-focused RMM (remote monitoring & management) software platform, ConnectWise warns.

Capital One Financial Seeks New CISO After Security Breach

Capital One Financial seeks new chief information security officer (CISO) after July 2019 breach disclosure. Former CISO Michael Johnson shifts to adviser role, report says.

New Pennsylvania Law Gains Counties $90M to Secure Voting Machines

A new Pennsylvania law will provide $90 million to help the state’s counties replace outdated and non-secure voting machines with new systems to fortify election security.

Cyber Skills Gamification Funding: Immersive Labs Raises $40 Million

Gamified cyber skills platform provider Immersive Labs raises $20 million in funding & will use the financing to expand its North American operations.