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MSSP Alert’s news coverage of cybersecurity, malware, ransomware, managed security services providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response (MDR), security operations centers (SOCs), SIEM, SOAR and more. Contact Us: Send news and inquiries to MSSP Alert Editor Joe Panettieri, Joe@AfterNines.com. Text urgent inquiries to Joe’s cell phone: 1-631-463-8600. Our staff contacts are listed here.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 27 January 2020

Today’s MSSP news involves Arete Advisors, CFC, ConnectWise, F5 Networks, NSA, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Shape Security, ThreatInformer & more.

Average Ransomware Hacker Extortion Payment Reaches $84,000, Research Says

Hackers increase their ransom fees for ransomware attacks & downtime from such attacks is growing, Coveware’s Q4 Ransomware Marketplace research reveals.

How to Stop Phishing Attacks: Cybersecurity Research Findings

Nearly eight in 10 organizations cut their risk of phishing attacks through security awareness training activities, a Proofpoint research report finds.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 24 January 2020

Today’s MSSP news involves BinaryEdge, CloudKnox funding, Coalition Cyber Insurance, CoveWare, NeuSheild ransomware protection, Proofpoint phishing research, Swimlane SOAR, Untangle channel research & more.

Security Operations Center (SOC) & MSSP Research: Ponemon Findings

A security operations centers (SOCs) survey from Ponemon Institute & Respond Software reveals key findings for MSSPs (managed security services providers).

Citrix, FireEye Launch Free Indicator of Compromise Scanner

Citrix & FireEye release a free tool that enables organizations to assess potential indications of compromise (IOCs) in their systems based on known attacks.

Amazon CEO Bezos Spyware Hack Tied to Saudi Crown Prince

United Nations investigators accuse Saudi Arabia of hacking a mobile phone belonging to Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO. Here are the Bezos smartphone hacking allegations.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 23 January 2020

Today’s MSSP news involves Cobwebs, Cowbell Cyber Insurance, ElevenPaths, FireMon, Kaspersky, Nozomi Networks, Pax8, Ponemon, SOC research, SolarWinds MSP, TitanHQ & more.

ConnectWise Responds to Bishop Fox Remote Control Vulnerability Report

Bishop Fox outlines eight alleged vulnerabilities with ConnectWise Control, a remote control software platform for MSPs & IT professionals. Here’s ConnectWise’s response.

Cyber Insurance Rates Rise; Insurers Review Coverage Options

Cyber insurance rates rise amid costly ransomware attack claims. Insurance companies explore new policy ideas & ways to lower cyber coverage costs.