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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.

Pitney Bowes Ransomware Attack: Some Systems Restored

Pitney Bowes suffers ransomware attack. Some customer-facing applications encrypted. Security consultants assist recovery effort at e-commerce, shipping & mailing company.

Report: Iranian Hackers Targeted Trump’s 2020 Re-election Campaign

A hacking group tied to the Iranian government reportedly made unsuccessful attempts to break into President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign infrastructure.

Symantec Endpoint Security: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

Symantec Endpoint Security (SES) offers endpoint protection, detection & response capabilities. Can SES leapfrog BlackBerry Cylance, CrowdStrike, VMware Carbon Black & others?

Private Equity Firm Acquires, Merges 12 Cybersecurity Consulting Firms

Private equity firm BGH Capital launches CyberCX, a cybersecurity consulting firm formed from 12 acquired businesses in Australia.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 15 October 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves BGH Capital, CyberCX, Elastic, Empow, Equinix, Forcepoint, Forescout Technologies, Modern Grid Partners, Opmantek, Symantec Endpoint Security & more.

Finland’s Neste Investigates Large Scale IT Systems Incident

Extensive Neste information system failure impacted oil refinery company’s production operations. Third-party data center suffered hardware failure.

Sophos To Be Acquired By Private Equity

Sophos has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, the cybersecurity company and private equity firm confirm.

Report: Chinese State-backed Hackers Target Multiple Vertical Markets

Chinese state-sponsored hackers hit multiple vertical market industries in the first half of 2019 CrowdStrike’s Overwatch 2019 Mid-Year Report finds.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 11 October 2019

Today’s MSSP news involves Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC), Bricata, Check Point Research, CyberRisk Alliance, GoSecure, Imperva, NXP, Timesys & more.

Microsoft, Hewlett Foundation Assist Cyberattack Victims

Microsoft and the Hewlett Foundation are chief among a group of “core funders” each pledging up to $5 million to launch the international CyberPeace Institute to assist victims of cyber attacks.